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Thousands raised to help woman allegedly beaten by War Machine

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LAS VEGAS -- Duane Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is joining the search for a professional fighter who calls himself War Machine. Police have been looking for Jon Koppenhaver since Friday after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend, leaving her broken bones and a battered face.

Christy Mack, an adult film actress, and man she was with, suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Koppenhaver is wanted on multiple counts including battery and assault with a deadly weapon. He's been on the run for days, but continues to post comments on social media.

Mack is recovering in the hospital. Friends say she suffered several broken bones in her face, a ruptured liver and missing teeth. They say Mack was attacked by Koppenhaver, her former boyfriend.

Last year the couple interviewed together on "MMA Hour" and Koppenhaver joked about a tattoo of her name on his body and what he'd have to do if they ever broke up.

"I swore what I would do is just kill her," he said. "I'd put rest in peace Mack. I'd say this is a memorial to my dead girlfriend. They don't know what happened to her."

 "I think that he is a coward, and he's a monster for what he did to her," said Kendall Karson, Mack's friend and a fellow adult film actress.

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Koppenhaver. While he has been evading police, he hasn't been quiet. One of his comments on Twitter reads, "I only wish that man hadn't been there and that Christy and I would be happily engaged," he wrote.

"The fact that he's just continuing to torture her and torment her after what he's already done to her and put her through, I can't imagine what she's having to endure right now," Karson said.

Police say Koppenhaver disappeared after the alleged attack on Mack and her male friend.

Karson says she helping Mack by raising money to support her recovery on Giveforward.com. She decided to do this after seeing some negative comments on Twitter that blamed Mack for the attack.

"Regardless if she's a porn star or not, people are trying to dehumanize her for her career, it doesn't make her any less human than anybody else," Karson said.

So far, nearly $50,000 has been raised. 

Metro Police are not commenting on the investigation, but do ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555



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