It’s been nearly one month since former professional MMA fighter War Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, allegedly attacked his ex-partner Christy Mack.
The former Bellator and UFC welterweight was arrested early this month after Mack and her friend Corey Thomas were taking into hospital with brutal injuries following an altercation. War Machine denies the attack and is claiming self-defence, saying he was attacked first by his ex-girlfriend and her new partner.
He’s pleaded not guilty to all the charges put against him, which include attempted-murder, and he is set to appear in court next month (October 17). Mack on the other hand appears to be on the mend and has released a statement with pictures on her Twitter account detailing her recovery. Here’s what the adult-film actress had to say below:
“I’ve had several dentist visits to make eating more comfortable and make my smile look more normal. I still have a few more dental visits to go. I’ve had my eyes checked and made aware that I’m very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye. My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple of months. While they’re fairly symmetrical, my nose is shifted on the inside and out causing breathing issues (I also make everyone feel how my bones stick out on the left side because it feels so weird). My top lip will regain movement in less than six months … looking forward to using straw again.”
“My liver seems to be alright. I was admitted back to the hospital shortly after I was released the first time for some minor treatment, but I did not have surgery. While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own. Cutting what was left of my hair off, and losing 15 pounds (which is a lot when you’re 5’1″) made me feel even further away from myself. It’s hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know.”
“After having make up done and dressing up for yesterday’s charity event, I feel much better about how I look now. It made me feel more normal and beautiful for the first time in a very long time. The event that I went to was for Face Forward. A non-profit charity that funds surgeries for women and children that have been in horrible situations that require them to have reconstructive surgery. They are not funding me, my surgeries are being donated by other doctors. I met many wonderful people and look forward to working more with them in the future.”
Take a look at Mack’s tweet here:
As an update: pic.twitter.com/6uuAM4ES9D
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) September 14, 2014