MMA fighter 'tried to murder' his porn star girlfriend in sexually violent rampage 

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Jonathan Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, faces life in jail if found guilty of the charge against Christy Mack, real name Christine Mackinday, and Corey Thomas.

The 35-year-old sports star and the 25-year-old adult actress met in 2013 on a photo shoot and began a passionate love affair.

Mackinday even got a tattoo on her back in red ink which declared: “Property of War Machine.”

Christy Mack and War MachineGETTY/TWITTER

ATTACK: MMA fighter War Machine faces ‘attempted murder’ charges against Christy Mack

“He became abusive about four to five months in, but by that time I was totally in love with him, so, so in love”

Christine Mackinday

“He became abusive about four to five months in, but by that time I was totally in love with him, so, so in love,” Mackinday claimed in an interview with ESPN.

On August 15, 2014, it is alleged that the fighter entered Mackinday’s Las Vegas home and accused her of cheating on him with Thomas.

He is claimed to have punched and choked Thomas before ordering him out of the house and warning him not to call the police.

War Machine police mugshotGETTY

FIGHTER: War Machine legally changed his name from Jonathan Koppenhaver

Christy Mack in hospitalFOX NEWS

SHOCK: Mackinday was allegedly beaten by her boyfriend

Mackinday called emergency services and then hid the phone, according to a police report.

When Thomas left the property Koppenhaver then turned his aggression on his girlfriend and repeatedly beat her.

The injuries she sustained were so shocking she was left unrecognisable by the attack.

Christy Mack and War MachineFOX NEWS

RAMPAGE: War Machine allegedly accused his girlfriend of cheating on him with another man

Posting photos on social media, Mackinday listed a fracture to her left eye, several other broken bones in her face, two missing teeth, a lacerated liver, broken ribs and serious bruising.

Koppenhaver faces 35 charges — including five counts of sexual assault and two of attempted murder — stemming from allegations stretching as far back as May 2013.

He is already serving an 18 month to four-year prison term for violating his probation in a prior assault case.

War Machine and Christy MackINSTAGRAM

CHARGED: Koppenhaver faces 35 felony charges, including sexual assault

During a hearing on January 5, Mackinday stood in court to give details of her sexual relationship with Koppenhaver.

She was questioned over rape role-play fantasies to deem whether testimony over their sexual history would be admissible during the trial.

It was ruled that evidence over discussions of rape will be allowed to be heard by the jury when the case goes to trial on February 27 in Vegas.

(Why?)

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