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Former UFC Fighter ‘War Machine’ Arrested In Las Vegas Gay Nightclub

The former UFC welterweight fighter, War Machine, was released from the UFC after his loss to Yoshiyuki Yoshida at the UFC 84 event held in May of 2008. 

Six months later, he fought and defeated David Anderson at the Desert Rage 4 show.  Things seemed to look better for the 27-year old as he would later ink a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships (a Hispanic-oriented MMA promotion that is set to be televised on ESPN Deportes).  Unfortunately for War Machine, he was recently released from the BFC organization because of some negative comments he made about U.S. President Barack Obama on his MySpace blog.

This past weekend, War Machine ran into some more trouble.  Apparently, he was taken away by Las Vegas authorities for misdemeanor battery due to some attacks he made upson security at a gay nightclub.

Here's the snip from TMZ.com:

Former "Ultimate Fighter" badass Jon Koppenhaver, who goes by the
aforementioned MMA nickname, was picked up by Las Vegas PD for
misdemeanor battery Saturday morning after allegedly getting into a
tussle at Krave Nightclub — a place described by one of their reps as
"gay … but very straight-friendly."

Cops tell TMZ security at
Krave was escorting War Machine out of the club after a little brouhaha
— when he allegedly turned on security and starting punching them.
Security made a citizens arrest until Las Vegas PD could show up.

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