'Dog' Joins Hunt for MMA Fighter

'War Machine' wanted for savage attack on ex-gf Christy Mack

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 15, 2014 3:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has a message for the mixed martial arts fighter on the run after his ex-girlfriend was savagely beaten: "Time's up!" The reality TV star says he plans to help hunt down Jonathan Koppenhaver, whose ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, was left with 18 broken facial bones, a ruptured liver, and other injuries after the attack on her and a male friend at her home earlier this month, reports Reuters. Police in Las Vegas want the fighter also known as "War Machine" for questioning on charges including domestic battery with substantial bodily harm. On social media, Koppenhaver has said he is still deciding what to do and complains that the "cops will never give me fair play, never believe me."

While Dog's involvement might carry a touch of what the New York Daily News calls "circus-style publicity," he says he is serious about tracking down Koppenhaver. "We heard about it right away," he says. "And there was a couple of people who requested that we get involved so, that's what I do for a living." Fellow porn stars, meanwhile, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the facial reconstruction Mack needs and have so far raised $30,000 towards a $100,000 goal, TMZ reports. Mack says Koppenhaver had beaten her "many times before, but never this badly"—and in a 2013 interview, the fighter "joked" about killing Mack if they ever split up, News.com.au finds in a report that includes graphic pictures of Mack's injuries.

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jonathan Koppenhaver.
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jonathan Koppenhaver.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
A tattoo reading 'Property of War Machine' is seen on Mack's shoulder in this photo of her and Koppenhaver.
A tattoo reading 'Property of War Machine' is seen on Mack's shoulder in this photo of her and Koppenhaver.   (Twitter)
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