I've been a fan of Christy Mack for some time now especially after discovering that she is a huge Pit Bull lover and advocate and completely gorgeous, might I add. I recently reached out to Christy Mack because I wanted to write a feature story about her and her 2 Pit Bulls, Pitrick Swayzee and Cleopitra, and it is with great sadness that I am instead compelled to write this story about the vicious attack that she barely managed to escape from.
Christy had been dating MMA fighter “War Machine”, aka Jon Koppenhaver, and the two split up in May of 2014. On Monday August 8th 2014, Christy was at her Las Vegas, NV home with a friend when Jon came over unannounced and beat her and her friend.
She tweeted that she suffered from:
"18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken. I am unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. My speech is slurred from my swelling and lack of teeth. I have a fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from a kick to my side. My leg is so badly injured I have not been able to walk on my own. I also attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pushed the knife into me in some areas such as my hand, ear, and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with this dull knife. After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and he continued to threaten me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly."
Christy barely managed to escape and get help from a neighbor who took her to the hospital where she remains and has released this photo of the aftermath of the atrocious attack via her Twitter @ChristyMack.
"War Machine" is currently on the run and avoiding the police. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (720)385-5555. I hope that he surrenders himself soon and deals with the repercussions of his actions.
There is also a website available to those who wish to donate towards Christy's staggering medical expenses which amount to $100,000:
I am reminded of why I wanted to interview Christy in the first place. She sees the beauty in Pit Bulls and is not afraid to show the world. She stands up for the breed and is an avid supporter. These dogs go through some horrifying things in the hands of others and now Christy, this gorgeous woman has herself gone through a horrifying experience in the hands of someone who didn't know how to love her. Someone who used brute force on a defenseless being. Beating a human or animal senseless is an act of a sick person. I was going to ask her this question:
"What message do you have for those that beat their dogs?"
Christy, I am so sorry that you had to endure this monstrous experience and I hope that you keep your strength in this trying time. Having been through physically abusive relationships myself, I feel for you and wish you a speedy recovery. I send you all my love and support and I hope that you are surrounded by those that love you. You may feel alone at this time but just know that you have many people that care about your well being at this time. I look forward to seeing pictures of you smiling with your pups soon.