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Police continue hunt for MMA fighter involved in alleged domestic dispute

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Police continue hunt for MMA fighter involved in alleged domestic dispute

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 8, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 9, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An MMA fighter is wanted by Las Vegas police following an alleged domestic dispute.

Police said it happened around 4 a.m. on Friday on the 3400 block of Pueblo Way near Desert Inn and Eastern.

A neighbor called 911 after a woman who was bleeding, wrapped only in a blanket, knocked on his door for help. During the incident, two people sustained severe but non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the investigation, detectives have identified Jonathan Koppenhaver, known as War Machine, as the primary suspect.

No further details about the incident have been released.

Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts organization, released the following statement regarding the situation:

"We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from him promotional contract with the organization." - Bellator President Scott Coker

This is not Koppenhaver's first run-in with the law.

In 2007, he got probation and community service for an assault conviction. In 2010, he was in court in California for his role in a bar fight in Pacific Beach. He pleaded guilty and got a year in jail and probation.

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.