UFC News: Jon Koppenhaver Legally Changes His Name To “War Machine”


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The Ultimate Fighter season six cast member Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver has legally changed his name to War Machine after a dispute erupted with TNA Wresting over the use of his nickname. Here’s a clip of War Machines blog post from his friends only MySpace page.

Subject: Funny ass shit!

SO in case you didn’t notice in my last fight the UFC did NOT use my nickname when I fought. Turns out some gay ass wrestling federation threatened to sue them because they recently named one of their wrestlers The War Machine Rhino and trademarked the name.

Too fuckin’ bad that I have been using this name for 6 years, have it tatted on my body and it is what my fans yell out when I’m fighting.

If you know my personality then you know damn well I am not gonna let some faggot ass, FAKE wrestler steal MY name..
SO 6 weeks ago I filed a change of name request and today I had court to make my name officially WAR MACHINE.

Fuckin’ funny right? Didn’t really wanna have to do it but I am sure as hell not lose MY nickname.

Time for a nap.


TG: The Potato


  1. tom

    August 28, 2008 at 2:50 am

    thats tight..

    i want to see war in action man come

  2. crynot

    August 28, 2008 at 8:01 am

    What an idiot! I hope he loses his next two fights, the UFC kicks him out and he has a tough time picking up fights anywhere else. Then he'll have to get a desk job somewhere and have to explain why is legal name is War Machine. What a dumbass!!!!

  3. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 28, 2008 at 8:28 am

    TNGay sucks. They should let a "real" fight have that name.

  4. Ryan S

    August 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I thought that was pretty awesome. He doesn't have any living family, and I think I would do the same thing. Who cares? I would change my name to Murder.

  5. Realwun

    August 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Go ahead and change your name to President War Machine. Noone give a crap. Koopenhaver, you have fans that liked you on the show and after your fight with J Roc. Damn, I hate to see prominent fighers act stupid.

  6. naco21

    August 29, 2008 at 12:06 am

    That guy is crazy and I think its awesome what he did. He himself is laughing at the whole situation. Crynot why are you such a hater?

  7. Morey

    August 29, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Yeah it seems stupid but I guess thats the only thing to do if they won't legally let you use that as your nickname. After watching the show I think of him as War Machine, its a bad ass nickname.

  8. Nichole Lesniak

    August 30, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Prominent fighter? Really? Come on now….


    September 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT! seriously, now he can name his kids copy and soda. This is why some people think mma is retarded because of space cadets like this guy, hes not even a MID level fighter yet and hes changed his name, wow.

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