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rameydl8
2/22/08 12:23:58AM
Has anybody heard anything on him. he was my favorite on the show and his last ufc fight with kopenhaver was a war....so id like to see him back in the ufc.......ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING?
Gipper
2/22/08 12:26:24AM
he'll be back. don't worry.
ufcboss
2/22/08 12:29:21AM
I think (Look out!) that he is clearing up some legal mumbo jumbo, I cant wait to see him fight though.

ufcboss
2/22/08 12:42:33AM
Judge Shows Leniency with John Koppenhaver Sentencing
Posted by MMA Junkie on February 21, 2008 at 11:29 pm ET
John Koppenhaver, a current UFC welterweight and a cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter 6,” has received three years probation and has been forced to pay $2,300 restitution and serve 30 days of community service — but will serve no jail time — stemming from a September arrest for assault.

The report comes from the San Diego-based 10news.com.

In December Koppenhaver pleaded guilty to felony assault for choking and punching a man outside his training center, and on Thursday, Judge Frank Brown opted to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor — partially at the urging of the case’s victim, Darren Zatkow.

According to the report, Zatkow said he didn’t want to jeopardize Koppenhaver’s fighting career. The 26-year-old fighter is currently signed to a 10-fight deal with the UFC that includes a bout at UFC 84 in May. A felony conviction could have voided the deal, his attorney stated.

Koppenhaver, who entered the UFC’s reality series with a 4-1 professional MMA record, was arrested soon after the show finished taping and just weeks before it debuted on Spike TV.

Koppenhaver was accused of choking unconscious Zatkow and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. After the arrest, a police detective stated that Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.

Zatkow said he was confronted by a group of men and was choked from behind until he went unconscious. Zatkow’s friends said he was then assaulted. A man who originally testified on Koppehaver’s behalf said the fighter held Zatkow, who admitted he had been drinking throughout the evening, during the confrontation but that that the assault was done by another man. The confusion over who did what continued at Thursday’s hearing.

Koppenhaver, whom the judge said didn’t deserve the tag “felon,” was also told he needs to continue counseling with his private physician.

Koppenhaver (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) most recently scored a come-from-behind, third-round TKO of Jared Rollins at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale in December. He earned $30,000 in Fight of the Night and KO of the Night bonuses for the performance.

loller90278
2/22/08 1:32:15AM

Posted by ufcboss

Judge Shows Leniency with John Koppenhaver Sentencing
Posted by MMA Junkie on February 21, 2008 at 11:29 pm ET
John Koppenhaver, a current UFC welterweight and a cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter 6,” has received three years probation and has been forced to pay $2,300 restitution and serve 30 days of community service — but will serve no jail time — stemming from a September arrest for assault.

The report comes from the San Diego-based 10news.com.

In December Koppenhaver pleaded guilty to felony assault for choking and punching a man outside his training center, and on Thursday, Judge Frank Brown opted to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor — partially at the urging of the case’s victim, Darren Zatkow.

According to the report, Zatkow said he didn’t want to jeopardize Koppenhaver’s fighting career. The 26-year-old fighter is currently signed to a 10-fight deal with the UFC that includes a bout at UFC 84 in May. A felony conviction could have voided the deal, his attorney stated.

Koppenhaver, who entered the UFC’s reality series with a 4-1 professional MMA record, was arrested soon after the show finished taping and just weeks before it debuted on Spike TV.

Koppenhaver was accused of choking unconscious Zatkow and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. After the arrest, a police detective stated that Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.

Zatkow said he was confronted by a group of men and was choked from behind until he went unconscious. Zatkow’s friends said he was then assaulted. A man who originally testified on Koppehaver’s behalf said the fighter held Zatkow, who admitted he had been drinking throughout the evening, during the confrontation but that that the assault was done by another man. The confusion over who did what continued at Thursday’s hearing.

Koppenhaver, whom the judge said didn’t deserve the tag “felon,” was also told he needs to continue counseling with his private physician.

Koppenhaver (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) most recently scored a come-from-behind, third-round TKO of Jared Rollins at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale in December. He earned $30,000 in Fight of the Night and KO of the Night bonuses for the performance.




the question is about j-rock, not warmachine

but i dont know either, i'd like to see him back as well
NatedawgThaM
2/22/08 1:37:41AM
I think he should if he's not already take the path of Melvin Guillard and Eric Shaffar and half the other fighters on the show. Beat fighters in no name organizations to get more experience and get more wins under your belt because just like those two he has one obvious weakness so he should fights bums while he works on that weakness and the ask Dana to come back which he should allow him as long as he isn't losing to the bums.

He has a lot of potential but he still has a lot of work to do. I hope to see him back someday too. He's a very exciting fighter.
ufcboss
2/22/08 2:47:45AM
OK, That is about the most dumb post I have seen on here. Im having a bad day at work ok!

disturbed_fighter
2/22/08 8:41:57AM
i liked him too but i need someones oppinion, why does j rocks bjj look like crap but he has a brown belt???
fedorwins1
2/22/08 8:50:35AM

Posted by disturbed_fighter

i liked him too but i need someones oppinion, why does j rocks bjj look like crap but he has a brown belt???



It isn't crap, Matt Hughes even said himself that J-Rock gave him serious problems while grappling.
babytater03
2/22/08 12:52:25PM
J-Rock was an animal on the show. Loved watching him. I'd rather see him fight after the Koppenhaver fight than Saunders, Danzig, or Spears.

WAR J-ROCK!

(Love the new tattoo btw)
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