War Machine Arrested for Assault in San Diego

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Former UFC welterweight Jon Koppenhaver, who now legally goes by War Machine, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon at a San Diego bar last night.

According to a report from The San Diego Union Tribune, the 28-year-old was involved in an altercation at the establishment at about 10:50 p.m., and the police were alerted that he was “going crazy,” according to bouncers. When police arrived, War Machine allegedly tried to evade arrest by running away, but was captured 10 minutes later.

“If it’s true, I’m shocked by it,” said his agent Ken Pavia, who said he hadn’t spoken to his client since the alleged incident. “Recently, he’s been in the right frame of mind. He just got out of porn. He has a new girl in his life who is a positive influence. He’s getting ready to open a gym with a couple of his buddies. He was resetting his priorities. He seemed to be in a great frame of mind, so I’m very surprised.”

War Machine Arrested for Assault in San Diego originally appeared on MMA Fighting on Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:32:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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