It’s only a matter of time until War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver) is caught for his alleged involvement in a domestic abuse case against porn star Christy Mack.
After it was announced a $10,000 bounty was offered for information leading to War Machine’s arrest, reality tv star and real life bail-jump hunter Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman got involved and issued an ultimatum to the former UFC and Bellator mixed martial arts fighter, saying he had 24 hours to turn himself into authorities.
That was just about 24 hours ago now.
The rumors are already coming in that War Machine has been caught…
I heard Dog the Bounty Hunter caught War Machine. No joke.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) August 12, 2014
I think the TV bounty hunter may have actually caught War Machine.* *caveat, brought to you by “Carano signed with Bellator” — Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) August 12, 2014
We will keep you updated as we wait for official confirmation.
No matter how tough you are inside or outside the MMA cage, a posse armed with tazers and pepper spray will take you down. Like it or not.
Check back here on the Countdown to War Machine Capture.
Yes, we went there.
(9:28 am CT – 8/13/14) As of now there’s been no official word on the capture of Koppenhaver.
MMA Mania interviewed Dog if you want to read why he’s getting involved.
View #war machine on Twitter to get an interesting look at who is actually supporting Koppenhaver, and who believes the ex’s statement. Why run if you didn’t do anything; no one will believe you have PTSD and have blackouts in moments of anger? They have tests for that disorder, and if in fact he has it, then maybe he can get help. At least that would help us understand how something like this could happen.
(12:09 am CT – 8/13/14) TMZ reports name and information of “the other man” involved in the alleged Christy Mack domestic abuse incident.
Corey Thomas — the guy War Machine beat up before attacking Christy Mack — has the distinction of being on a reality show riddled with tales of violent crime — including murder.
Corey — who made a fortune in web design — was one of the stars of VH1’s “Megan Wants a Millionaire.” You may recall his co-star Ryan Jenkins hanged himself in 2009 … days after killing his wife, cutting her up, and stuffing her in a suitcase which he deposited in a dumpster.
Corey’s now got his own problems … a broken nose and 2 black eyes. War Machine allegedly also bit him on the face.
As bad off as he is … it pales in comparison to his porn star girlfriend Christy, who’s in the hospital with 18 broken bones and a ruptured liver.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3AIDsUnqe
(7:58 pm CT – 8/14/14) Look who’s in San Diego and stopped by the gym where War Machine trained:
Dog the Bounty Hunter stopped by Undisputed in San Diego. War Machine still on the run, for now pic.twitter.com/Iv5ZWkaF7g
— Ryan Gotelli (@RyanGotelli) August 15, 2014
He’s still on the run for now… tick tock tick tock… [divider] (1:08 pm CT – 8/15/14) At 2:30 am Dog posted the following on Twitter:
What we have here with the photo collage apparently is Dog showing they’ve been working the gym angle. Also War Machine is known to have kept various pet animals and from the photo it appears San Diego Animal Services may be involved — when War Machine went on the run, he likely had to abandon some of his pets. And the fourth photo shows a sign for Mexico, which could lead us to believe War Machine has crossed the border.
That could be a strategic move by War Machine as Dog has a rather unpleasant history with Mexico, and in fact he and two of his crew members (Leland and Tim Chapman) were jailed there back in 2003 after they went after rapist Andrew Luster who had fled the U.S. during his trial. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, and that’s what landed Dog and his boys in the pokey back then. If War Machine really is in Mexico “#itsabouttogetreal” for reals for reals.
In related news it seems War Machine’s own clothing line has dropped him, according to TMZ.
Here’s a report from San Diego ABC 10 News where they visit War Machine’s gym — where he is no longer welcome according to gym owner Joel Rocco:
(5:25 pm CT – 8/15/14) CAPTURED and it wasn’t by Dog! The U.S. Marshals got him.
War Machine has been captured in a hotel outside Los Angeles … TMZ has learned.
He was caught by U.S. Marshals and Simi Vallley police .. and we’re told he did not put up a fight.
The fugitive MMA fighter was sitting in the hotel room with a pizza and a small amount of cash.
War Machine’s been on the run since last Friday … when police say he brutalized his estranged girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack and her boyfriend Corey Thomas at her home in Las Vegas.
He’s been taken to Ventura County jail.
Story developing …
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3AVBa4D4o
As we speculated earlier, Animal Services did get involved and seized two snakes:
Stay close to www.prommanow.com for more updates on this developing story.