Dog The Bounty Hunter is currently on the hunt for War Machine following his alleged attack on ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, which was so severe she believed she was going to die. However, years before the hunt began, War Machine threatened Dog The Bounty Hunter on Twitter!
On August 8, Christy Mack, 23, was viciously assaulted in her own home and ended up in the hospital with injuries so severe that she believed she was going to die. Her attacker, she alleges, was ex-boyfriend and MMA fighter, War Machine, 32. Considering that he is currently on the run with several bounties on his head, he is not exactly proving his innocence in the matter. After those bounties is Dog The Bounty Hunter, 61, who is currently on the hunt for the fugitive, but he may want to approach with caution — he was previously threatened by War Machine all the way back in 2010!
Dog The Bounty Hunter Threatened By War Machine In 2010: ‘I’d Beat His Ass’
Here’s what War Machine tweeted in 2010:
If Dog the Bounty Hunter came to get me I’d beat his ass!
— War Machine (@WarMachine170) March 11, 2010
It’s unclear what provoked War Machine’s tweet, but considering that the MMA fighter has faced a laundry list of assault charges in the past, the thought of bounty hunters on his tail is likely never far from his mind.
War Machine’s first assault charge came in 2007, when he got into a fight with a man in a parking lot, choking him unconscious. He even faced some prison time in 2010 — he was sentenced to one year after pleading guilty to “two charges of assault by means of a deadly weapon after a bar brawl in San Diego,” according to TMZ.
While in prison, War Machine wrote in his blog that “The oppression of MEN is worse than oppression of Jews in Nazi Germany, worse than the slavery of Blacks in early America… I’m not exaggerating either.”
Sure thing, Mr. Machine. Not to confuse the issues, here, but do you think that he’s receiving word of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, right now?
Dog The Bounty Hunter: ‘We Won’t Kill [War Machine]’
Dog (born Duane Chapman) announced on August 11 that he’d be going on the hunt for War Machine unless he turns himself in within 24 hours. The 24-hour mark has now passed and the hunt is, presumably, on.
“We won’t kill him,” Dog revealed to MMA Mania, “but at the same time, you won’t see Dog Chapman versus the ‘War Machine’ because I’m not stupid — he’d probably break my nose. But, you may see him eat Dog Chapman’s taser.”
Considering that War Machine has a lot of friends, Dog says that “this is a social media kind of hunt, you don’t go to 7-Eleven and pass out mugshots on this one.
“This one, we have to cover everything … and social media does that. So, pretty soon on social media some of his best friends, relatives and people close to him are going to start telling him to call Dog because this is it.
“And, hopefully, he doesn’t want to do suicide by cop.”
While it would be the smart thing for War Machine to come forward, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll do so voluntarily — especially considering how little he enjoyed his deserved prison experience. Christy released her statement on August 11, and as of this writing, there is still neither hide nor hair of War Machine seen anywhere.
And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, it’s been discovered that War Machine joked about killing Christy during an interview from July 2013.
Along with the $10,000 bounty, Corey Harrison of Pawn Stars has kicked in 10 grand himself for any information which leads to the capture of War Machine. Christy’s frequent partner, sex toy company Fleshlight, has also offered a $5,000 reward.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233; operators are standing by 24/7.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner