MMAJunkie is reporting that War Machine (a.k.a. Jon Koppenhaver) has been arrested in Las Vegas for misdemeanor battery after an altercation in a night club. This is after being released last week from Bellator Fighting Championship due to a controversial posting regarding Barack Obama on his Myspace.
War Machine is currently on probation due to a September 2007 incident in which he assaulted a man outside of the gym that he trains and works at. In that case he was charged with felony assault and plead guilty.
He was given three years probation and a fine. He was able to avoid jail time because the man he assaulted said that he did not wish to interfere with War Machine's fighting career or get War Machine in trouble with the UFC who he was under contract with at the time.
This incident along with the fact that he probably violated his probation could easily result in jail time.
Photo Courtesy of War Machince's Myspace and is his mugshot.