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MMA fighter sorry for rape remark

Image: Christy Mack and War Machine (Twitter: @WarMachine170)
War Machine caused an uproar by tweeting that he rapes girlfriend Christy Mack.
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NOT SO BRIGHT

Find out who tops our list of the most stupid athletes in sports.

If MMA fighter War Machine is as good at winning fights as he is at getting into trouble, he will be one of the all-time greats in his sport.

See, War Machine — aka Jonathan Koppenhaver — has had more than his share of drama in his 31 years. His story involves: a rough childhood; getting kicked out of The Citadel; getting kicked out of UFC and Bellator; a short-lived porn career; and multiple arrests.

He's been out of jail for almost a year, which is good. But he's on Twitter, which is bad. 'Cause he tweets offensive stuff almost by the minute. Like this:

But the one that got him in trouble last weekend was this:

 

 

 

 

His porn star girlfriend came to his defense.

 

 

But War Machine was still on the warpath.

 

 

Finally, someone told him to stop being an idiot.

 

 

Annnnd followed by tweeting this:

 

 

Why should he act too contrite? Bellator, which is employing him again, didn't punish him. Not even a simple fine like the one Riley Cooper got for using the N-word was announced. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney issued this statement:

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SHOW AND TELL

Athletes don't just go too far in interviews. Occasionally, their tweets provide too much of a glimpse into their inner psyches.

"While his public apology surely does not excuse his statement, it does evidence his recognition of the seriousness of the situation and his realization that what he said was offensive, ignorant and hurtful. Since the day I entered this business, I’ve believed that my job was to treat our fighters like human beings and not like property. Human beings make mistakes and sometimes say stupid things. I’m surely prepared to take action in warranted situations as evidenced by recent promotional contracts we have terminated with well-known, popular fighters who have committed assault and/or who have broken the law. But, in this situation, I remain hopeful that Jon will learn from his mistake, redeem himself and become a better man for it and I would like to give him that chance."

Maybe there's a sensitive, tea-drinking human being fighting to get out of the fighter.

 

 

 

 

Let's hope War Machine's soft side wins a few more of those inner battles.

H/T: Larry Brown Sports

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