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War Machine facing 31 charges and possibility of life in prison without parole

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John Koppenhaver appeared in court on Wednesday and will face a total of 31 charges dating back to May of 2013.

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John Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, the former UFC and Bellator fighter who was recently the subject of a manhunt in relation to a violent attack on his on-again-off-again girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, now faces the potential of life in prison.

Following an appearance in court Wednesday, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Koppenhaver now faces a total of 31 criminal charges, dating back to May of last year.

Among the charges Koppenhaver will be on trial for are attempted murder, sexual assault, battery, coercion, preventing or dissuading a witness or victim from reporting a crime, and first-degree kidnapping resulting in substantial bodily harm.

He faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Also worth noting, the judge stated that she will refer to Koppenhaver by exactly that name, not taking part in his childish power fantasy and calling him War Machine, regardless of any legal name change.

We will have more on the trial as details become available.

Here's War Machine and Christy Mack on the MMA Hour in 2013: