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Victims in attack testifies at Koppenhaver hearing

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) - Christy Mack described her volatile relationship with a former mixed martial artist that police say turned extremely violent.

Mack took the stand Friday afternoon in Clark County District Court at a hearing for Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, who faces several assault charges in the Aug. 8 attack on Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas.

Mack testified that she and Koppenhaver met in May during an adult film production. She said he didn't have a problem with her porn career, but then it changed. He was angry when she refused to have sex with him after she had just finished a professional shoot, Mack stated in Judge Melanie Andress Tobiasson's courtroom.

Koppenhaver would hit her and slap her at least once a month, Mack said.

Earlier, Thomas had testified that Koppenhaver bit him on the cheek and arm during the Aug. 8 attack, and he remains physically scarred from it.

Thomas said that he and Mack were dating and had fallen asleep fully clothed on Mack's bed when Koppenhaver entered her home and found the pair.

Thomas said it took "three seconds" before a fight broke out between him and Koppenhaver. There were two pit bulls on the bed, and both dogs apparently fled as the fight began, Thomas recalled.

He looked at pictures of the bedroom where prosecutors said he was assaulted. They said Koppenhaver put him in a head lock. He said that he tried to fight him off.

Thomas testified that he was bit on one of his cheeks and arms, and human blood stained the bedroom's walls as Koppenhaver held him in a choke hold. He was shown photos of himself after the fight. His jaw was damaged, and there was a great deal of blood.

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