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ICYMI Former TUF Star Gets Life in Prison

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ESPN.com and TMZ.com are both reporting that ex-UFC fighter Paul “War Machine” Koppenhaver has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a multitude of charges involving his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack, as well her friend, Corey Thomas, after finding the two of them in her bedroom.

The charges that Koppenhaver was convicted and found guilty of included the following:

–Sexual assault (against Mack)
–Coercion
–Battery by strangulation (against Mack and Thomas)
–Kidnapping

During Koppenhaver’s sentencing, Mack spoke to the court, tearfully stating:

“I do know that when he gets out he will kill me.”

Koppenhaver also spoke as well, stating how much he hated himself for beating both Mack and Thomas. He further compared himself to Aaron Hernandez and also told the judge about how he attempted to commit suicide when he was first arrested back in 2014.

Koppenhaver was convicted of the charges by a jury back on March 29th and will be eligible for parole in 26 years, at which time he will be 71 years of age.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.