MMA fighter War Machine — who made headlines in August for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack — attempted to kill himself while behind bars in his Las Vegas jail cell, a new report claims.
Law enforcement sources say an officer was walking by the 32-year-old’s jail cell in Clark County Jail around 9:30 PM Tuesday night when he reportedly saw the inmate sitting on the ground with his feet up on the bunk bed. When the officer called to War Machine (real name Jonathan Koppenhaver), he was unresponsive, the report states.
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The officer then entered the cell and allegedly found the former fighter with a piece of linen wrapped around his neck on one end and attached to the bedpost on the other — allegedly leaving War Machine’s face “purple.”
Sources tell TMZ the officer then cut the linen and removed it, and the ex-MMA fighter was able to breathe and attempted to speak.
The outlet adds that officers found what appeared to be suicide notes in his cell.
War Machine is currently on suicide watch in a medical isolation cell as he awaits trial for the attempted murder of his former girlfriend, Christy, and her friend Corey Thomas.