War Machine on WMMA, Fallon Fox and Whole Foods


Jack Brown Audio InterviewWar Machine

War Machine, AKA Jon Koppenhaver, is a Bellator welterweight, who has also fought in the UFC and was a competitor on TUF 6.  War Machine’s talent as a fighter has, at times, been overshadowed by some of the more notable difficulties he has encountered personally and professionally.

Nevertheless, his infamy and experience have allowed him to have a certain candor that most fans can appreciate.  All of this also makes him uniquely suited to weigh in on a range of MMA’s hottest topics, and that is exactly what he did in his recent interview with Jack Brown. 

Please listen as War Machine discusses the following and more:

When his next fight with Bellator will be:
“It should be for sure in June.  I’m just waiting to see the exact date and what opponent they’re going to give me for the fight.”

If he will be getting a reality TV show:
“I don’t know, man.  One time I almost got selected for my own dating show…They got it down to three of us. It was like me, Roger Huerta, and Urijah Faber.”

What he thinks of Invicta and Women’s MMA:
“Bec Hyatt’s cool, man.  I hope she wins.  Women’s MMA, I have no problem with it.  Girls fight tough, dude…The only thing with women’s MMA, they’re still kind of like back in time. They’re still at like UFC 15. They’re not really super well-rounded yet.”

His take on Fallon Fox:
“That’s bull---.  That’s like if I cut off my dick and I go beat up Ronda Rousey…If you’re a man, you’re a man.  I don’t care if you cut off your ween and you call yourself a chick.”

Where he shops for his groceries:
“I’ll drive all the way to Whole Foods just because there’s so many chicks there, dude.”

Why he has a beef with Team Lloyd Irvin:
“I hated Lloyd Irvin since, I don’t know what year, ever since I fought Rashad Woods…That whole team acts like a bunch of punks…After the fight, Lloyd Irvin wouldn’t shake my hand…he disrespected me…mad-dogging me…I challenged him to a fight…I’m glad that it came out that he’s a scumbag and that he’s producing scumbags…I don’t know why anyone would ever support him.  Whatever.  People are brainwashed.”

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Jack Brown site profile image  

8/19/14 1:47 PM by Jack Brown

In Tyson's case, I think that there is a lot that we have looked past in favor of the magnitude of his boxing accomplishments and his celebrity. In WM's case his infamy was always a significant part of our interest. But this incident, according to what is alleged, goes way beyond what WM was previously arrested and incarcerated for. Maybe you saw it coming. I didn't. Shame on me.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

8/19/14 3:26 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

What about the media's role in making Mike Tyson this cuddly guy who was funny in 'The Hangover'?Prison? Check. Assault against women violently? Check. Robin Givens face. Whether you believe he really raped Desiree or it was some crazy Don King conspiracy; she was torn and bruised and he did jail time. Yet Tyson gets treated like some sort of all around great guy because he was exciting during an awful era of heavyweights and generated a ton of PPV buys. War Machine never was Tyson in terms of talent or success. But their propensity for street violence and violence against women?Eerily similar. Both men talked about dying, about killing others and both were similarly considered guys you'd rather not want to bother in a street. Yet Tyson gets loved by the same people acting shocked by War Machine. Pure hypocrisy. Tyson should not be lauded as this cuddly kind guy for photo opps any more than Jack having done this interview when most thought War was scum. The media totally is at fault for always painting awful guys great because of exploits in their sport or their ability to generate attention.

DREXp site profile image  

8/19/14 2:40 AM by DREXp

Is Fallon fox the one on "DRT"? Dick replacement therapy

AlphaTardTravisFan site profile image  

8/19/14 2:21 AM by AlphaTardTravisFan

It was an interesting, fun interview and you had no way of knowing this would happen. Haulport, go protest the Pro Football Hall of Fame for having OJ in it and leave this one alone

Jack Brown site profile image  

8/18/14 11:39 PM by Jack Brown

Yes, I hear you.  I learned some lessons along the way.  And now I am done with that.  

Haulport site profile image  

8/18/14 11:22 PM by Haulport

Jack, I really enjoy your interviews and I found it unfortunate at the time when you interviewed this scum. I hope in the future when you hear and SEE all the terrible things a guy is involved with you PASS on presenting him to the world as a "celebrity". If the MMA media and industry turned their backs on this guy after his prison stints and career as a prostitute then this wouldn't even be a story. The media needs to take care in who they empower... Thanks.

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8/18/14 11:02 PM by Jack Brown

I just don't know what to say.  I was genuinely interested in War Machine.  I followed his career and read his prison blogs.  I rooted for him.  I spoke with him and I wanted things to turn out well for him.  Of course I was also fascinated by how opinionated and forthright he was, but I guess I didn't want to believe in all the darker things that went with that.  This whole thing has been awful. 

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6/19/13 10:32 AM by Jack Brown

Fights tonight!

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4/19/13 7:48 PM by Jack Brown

You still fighting in June? Oklahoma?

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

4/9/13 4:46 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

War... Uh, War Machine?