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Ex-porn star sent topless pic to War Machine just before alleged attack

March 10, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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A former porn star said she sent her MMA star ex-boyfriend, War Machine, a topless picture of herself right before he stormed into her residence and viciously assaulted her and another man.

On Thursday, Christy Mack testified during ex-fighter War Machine’s sexual assault and attempted murder trial in Las Vegas. During the hearing, she admitted to sending the explicit photo in a text to the one-time MMA star right before her current boyfriend came to her house back in August 2014.

“I need that,” War Machine replied to the explicit text.

“It’s all yours,” Mack, whose real name is Christine Mackinday, responded.

Mackinday broke down in tears multiple times as she detailed the extensive wounds that she sustained during the assault — what prosecutors say was the result of violent abuse that spanned over 15 months that nearly killed her and left Corey Thomas, the man in her bed at the time, brutally injured.

The attack occurred after War Machine burst through Mack’s bedroom door and found her in bed with another man.

The 25-year-old asserted that her former boyfriend — whose real name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver — fractured her left eye in the attack and broke her nose. She also had significant injuries to her upper lip, two fractured ribs, and two shattered teeth.

“There’s no way I could overpower him,” Mack stated, adding that if she had fought back, the assault would have been ten times worse.

Mackinday said Koppenhaver also repeatedly kicked one of her legs, leaving it severely bruised and making it difficult for her to walk, the New York Post reported.

“I was limping for two weeks afterward,” she continued.

Upon cross-examination, Mackinday testified that she has since had plastic surgeries to repair the injuries to her lips, as well as other operations to fix her nose and teeth.

Mackinday said she first met the MMA fighter at a photo shoot for Hustler magazine back in 2013. She testified that they broke up in 2014, but that he still had a key to her home.

War Machine appeared in a dress shirt and pants in court as he heard Mack’s testimony

She testified on Wednesday that the fights between the couple often intensified to the point where Koppenhaver choked her into unconsciousness.

“At first they weren’t frequent — maybe once a month — but as our relationship progressed, the violence progressed,” Mack said.

Mackinday said she was scared to report the abuse to police because Koppenhaver threatened to “send his Navy SEAL friends or Hell’s Angels” after her and her family.

Prosecutors began their case against Koppenhaver on Monday, who faces a myriad of charges, including attempted murder, kidnapping, and sexual assault.

Christy Mack (above) took the stand for the second day in row

The charges stem from ongoing abuse that prosecutors say ended in an attack on Mackinday and Thomas, who testified earlier in the trial that he told Koppenhaver during the assault: “You gotta kill me, or you gotta let me go.”

Before fleeing to get help, Mackinday said that Koppenhaver told her: “Now I have to kill you. I’ve gone too far.”

Approximately one hour before the incident, Koppenhaver and Mackinday had exchanged “I love you” texts, according to the suspect’s defense lawyer, Jay Leiderman.

Koppenhaver has pleaded not guilty and faces up to life behind bars if convicted. He was a fan favorite during his MMA career. He accumulated a 14-5 record as a welterweight after debuting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2007. His last match was in 2013.

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