LAS VEGAS - The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada.Follow @SlamSports
Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, was released from jail in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, on Wednesday to be transported to Nevada, said Captain Don Aguilar, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.
Koppenhaver, 32, was in custody on charges including battery resulting in substantial harm, battery by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the website for the Clark County detention center in Las Vegas.
His ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack, said on Twitter earlier this month she had suffered 18 broken facial bones, a broken nose and rib and a ruptured liver when "War Machine" attacked her and a man at her home.
Added below are the graphic photos and story about what happened pic.twitter.com/U1T1X2OP4d— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) August 11, 2014
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest warrant named Koppenhaver as the prime suspect in the Aug. 8 assault against two people at a Las Vegas residence. It did not identify the alleged victims by name.
The mixed martial arts fighter was arrested on Aug. 15 at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley.
Koppenhaver had taken to social media to respond to the allegations before his arrest, writing on Twitter: "The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me. Still deciding what to do but at the end of the day it's all just heart breaking."