Bellator announce they have re-signed War Machine

Bellator Fighting Championship have re-signed War Machine. He legally changed his name from Jon Koppenhaver to War Machine in 2009.

War Machine  is 12-4 in his MMA career. In his first stint in Bellator he went 0-0. He was released before he had his first fight due to comments he made on myspace about Obama.

On 16th July 10, Koppenhaver was sentenced to one year in the county jail for a felony assault conviction stemming from a fight at a Point Loma bar earlier in the year, as well as an additional fight at a Pacific Beach bar. Koppenhaver was released from county jail on 15th July 2011.

“My past has kind of shaped and molded who I’ve become, but the mistakes I’ve made in the past have definitely made me realize that I have to avoid certain situations in order to be the type of person I want to be,” War Machine stated. “I pressed rewind, and now I have a chance to get my life back on track. It feels great.”

“Not everyone gets this kind of opportunity. I’m just stoked to be back in the mix here with Bellator. I didn’t get released from Bellator because I sucked. I got released because I was making poor decisions in my life. Right now I’m just out to show the world that I do belong here fighting the best with Bellator.”


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