War Machine Issues Statement After Being Found Guilty

Former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine was recently found guilty on 29 of the 34 charges levied against him for assaulting ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and a friend.

Some of the charges that Machine was found guilty of include multiple counts of sexual assault, battery and a host of domestic violence related matters. A life sentence could be given to Machine when he faces sentencing, which should be coming within the next few weeks.

Despite all of this, Machine was allowed to post a long statement via Twitter, which he asked Mack and a host of others for forgiveness for the heinous actions of his past.

Here is the full statement from Machine:

"Oh, I knew I had it comin', I knew I couldn't be free..." -Johnny Cash

“Well, that didn't go very well, now did it? Would you believe me, though, if I said that I have nothing but joy inside, even now as I am sure to receive some type of life sentence? It's true. Often times I have heard men in neighboring cells go to their cells and cry after receiving such news, but how can I? How can I cry tears of sorrow over the circumstances responsible for saving my soul? These circumstances are what has transformed me into a real man, how can I disrespect god by weeping over them? How much is a soul worth? Is a life sentence too high a price? Not at all, I gladly trade this false life in for the real one to come; I have been nothing but blessed by all of this. Now, if only I could somehow receive Christy's forgiveness... And if only I could one day hear that she too had been saved! That would remove every last bit of tarnish from this tragedy. CHRISTY: I am sorry for the man that I was, I am sorry for hurting you. One day, when enough time has passed, and when your wounds are fully healed, I hope that you will write to me, or, perhaps, even visit me, so that I can apologize completely, and so that I can tell you about all that I have found in regard to god. He is real and can heal and complete you deep inside, if only you knew the full extent to which he had healed me... I will never cease to pray for you. MELISSA & SHANNAH: You have been the best sisters a guy could ever ask for, I love you two so much. BRANDON: You have gone far above and beyond the call of duty as a friend, I'm still in awe of all you have done. STACI: Thank you for your service to god, without you I may never have been found. PHIL: Thakk you for your presence at court, sorry for failing you as a protege. HERMAN: Sorry for failing you as a mentor, you have grown into a good man, I am proud of you. JULIA: You have been a true gift from god, if only... And to the rest of my loved ones: Never worry about me, I am at peace, I am alive and happy for the first time in my life.

CLARK COUNTY DETENTION CENTER KOPPENHAVER #2519422”

Machine finished his MMA career with a record of 14-5-0, with his last fight being a loss to Ron Keslar by submission at Bellator 104.

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