Is making a return to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. His first enemy will be Gideon Ray on October 15.
With a one-year jail sentence over, War Machine (11-4) is ready to get back in the cage.
The former cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter 6" (known then as Jon Koppenhaver) recently announced via Twitter that he'll return to action on Oct. 15 against Gideon Ray (17-13-1) at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4.
The promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4 at The Odeum Sports & Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill.
War Machine, of course, first rose to national prominence in 2007 during a stint on "TUF 6." He was eliminated in the opening round of the tournament by eventual finalist Tommy Speer. However, War Machine remained a central figure in the season's in-house drama, taking part in several drunken tirades and pranks.
War Machine was invited onto the season's live finale, where he earned a memorable third-round knockout of fellow cast member Jared Rollins. However, War Machine was released from the promotion following a 56-second loss to Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
War Machine went on to post a 6-2 record in his next eight fights outside of the promotion, but his career was derailed in July 2010 when a felony assault conviction put him behind bars for one year.
Meanwhile, Ray is a three-time UFC veteran who also took part in "The Ultimate Fighter 4," the lone season of the show to feature a "comeback" format. Ray was eliminated from "TUF 4" by eventual show winner Matt Serra. He was also winless in his three UFC outings, losing to Charles McCarthy, Mike Swick and David Loiseau.
Ray has remained active since his time in the octagon, though the bout with War Machine will mark his first in 2011.
I dont particularly care for War Machine but he is so insane that he delivers lulz.
He chokes people out after hitting the gym. He gets in brawls at porn star parties. He twitters through his friends about what goes on in prison and what shady stuff people do and how. He has banged Sara Jay. he writes about being an alpha male and wanting to die an alpha male death by getting stabbed by a different alpha male. And before he talked bad about Rampage and Tanner(after his death) he was a UFC fighter and a ultimate fighter. He officially changed his name to "War Machine" on his identification.
You could say he is a poor mans Lee Murray.
I welcome thee back War Machine.