Former UFC Star “War Machine” Sentenced For Brutal Christy Mack Attack

Former UFC star Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver has been sentenced to 36 years to life for his brutal attack on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. Ana Kasparian, Kim Horcher and Brett Erlich, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Do you think his punishment was harsh enough?

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“UFC veteran Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver, 35, was sentenced recently after being convicted on 29 counts in March. War Machine is now Koppenhaver’s legal name, though he used his birth name in court proceedings.

War Machine was sentenced to 36 years to life. His sentence includes the possibility of parole after 36 years, which would be at 71 years of age.

The former Bellator fighter and The Ultimate Fighter 6 contestant faced charges that included kidnapping, sexual assault, and attempted murder stemming from an altercation between him, his former girlfriend Christy Mack, and a male acquaintance of Mack’s, Corey Thomas. The incident took place at Mack’s Las Vegas home.”*

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Kim Horcher, Brett Erlich

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Kim Horcher, Brett Erlich


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