'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
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jonathan Koppenhaver.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

(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.

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TomFlores
Aug 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Good thing the U.S. Marshalls and local Police got this guy He must have been shaking in his boots since Dog was after him (Not) I am sure that would make most of us give are selves up!
Antagonist
Aug 16, 2014 8:59 AM CDT
What's up with his ear? Did he get into it with Mike Tyson? MMA fighters, Pumped full of Roids, Pricks in the Cocktogon
VladT
Aug 16, 2014 8:08 AM CDT
The MMA fighter says the police will never hear his side of the story?!?!? Not to sound sexist, but what in his mind could justify a woman needing to be beaten by an MMA fighter to be injured to that degree? The issue about "Dog" involved notwithstanding, I hope this guy is caught or turns himself in soon