If you have your name legally changed to War Machine (damn, I was gonna do that), perhaps you should stay out of gay bars. You're just asking for trouble.
MMA fighter War Machine (real name Jon Koppenhaver) was arrested Saturday morning for assault and battery at a Las Vegas bar. Machine, who last had a UFC bout in May of 2008, was picked up by Las Vegas Metro police for misdemeanor battery after allegedly getting into a couple of fights at Krave Nightclub (link NSFW) — a place described by one of their reps as "gay ... but very straight-friendly."
Here is Mr. Machine's mug shot.
Koppenhaver was released by UFC in September of last year for speaking ill of the then-recently deceased Evan Tanner He was dropped from Bellator for disparaging remarks he made on his MySpace blog about Barack Obama. Ever the charmer, Koppenhaver wrapped up that infamous blog entry with:
P.S.: Fuck an Obama, fuck a Disney, fuck an ESPN and fuck the Bellator Fighting Championship.
Koppenhaver, who was featured on the Spike TV reality show The Ultimate Fighter 6, is no stranger to the judicial system, as it turns out.
By the way, I hear that Scott Van Pelt is adopting that one War Machine line for his nightly signoff. "Goodnight, everyone. Fuck a Disney."