Christy Mack Posts Update on Injuries Following Alleged War Machine Attack

John Heinis@HeinisHardNewsSenior Analyst ISeptember 16, 2014

Christy Mack arrives at the 5th Annual Face Forward Gala held at the the Millennium Biltmore Hotelon Saturday, Sept.13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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While she hasn't made a full recovery just yet, semi-retired adult-film star Christy Mack has made a lot of progress since her alleged brutal August 9 attack by former Bellator/UFC welterweight War Machine. 

Mack posted a photo collage on Instagram on Sunday (Warning: Contains graphic images), showing how she looked two days, two weeks and four weeks after the alleged beating—as well as a shot from two days ago—where she looks pretty close to her old self.

She also provides a decent amount of detail regarding her recovery in the collage's accompanying caption: 

... I still have a few more dental visits to go. I've had my eyes checked out and made aware that I'm very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye. My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple months ... While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own ... It's hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know. 

War Machine, also known as Jon Koppenhaver, is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center until a scheduled October 17 court hearing, per KTNV.

Prior to his first court appearance on September 3, as KTNV reported, an amended criminal complaint has the Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt facing 32 criminal charges in the matter. 

The 19-fight cage veteran has previously stated that the violent event that took place on August 9 was a result of him acting in self-dense. 

I'm not a bad guy, I went to surprise my gf, help her set up her show and to give her an engagement ring and ended up fighting for my life.

— War Machine (@WarMachine170) August 11, 2014

War Machine hasn't competed inside the cage in 11 months, the last time being when he suffered a submission loss to Ron Keslar under the Bellator banner. 

He has also dealt with serious legal issues in the past, serving jail time following a 2010 felony assault incident in a San Diego bar, per TMZ Sports

John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for eDraft.com.


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