Much to his dismay, War Machine broke news earlier this month that he had been sentenced to another year in jail for some “old bullshit” only months after his first stint behind bars.
What War didn’t tell us at the time was what that “old bullshit” was. Well, now that War in back in the clink, he has finally found the free time to fill everyone in.
For those of you who don’t know: over 3 years ago while working at a club in Vegas, I was involved in an altercation with a co-worker. This guy was 6’3″ and over 300 lbs. and he did not like me. Long story short, after a couple months of tension it came to a head, and we got in a big argument. Unfortunately, words could not solve this problem and he came at me. Luckily for me, I was quicker, and with my training as an MMA fighter, I was able to protect myself against my much larger opponent.
The “fight” wasn’t shit, one punch landed, and after a brief wrestling match, I landed on top. The problem was that the one punch caused a cut that needed stitches and during our fall his knee was injured. That being said, it shouldn’t be a problem at all, but in America, the winner of a fight goes to jail. I guess it’s like survival of the weakest nowadays, at least in this country. So for the last 3+ years, my lawyer and the D.A. have been in negotiations. D.A. didn’t want to risk trial ’cause his case was pathetic & weak, but didn’t want to dismiss charges ’cause the big guy had medical bills and I didn’t want to plea out to something because it was self-defense. So this shit went on and on and then I do a year in San Diego on a different fight. I do my time and just want to get on with my life and put all drama behind me, so I tell my lawyer, “fuck it I’ll sign their B.S. deal as long as there’s no time involved, just med. bills and probation.” Bam, I sign it and enter plea of guilty. A month later, I go before the sentencing Judge Valerie Adair, and I’m accused of taking steroids and on and on, 1 year in jail! WTF!? Yeah, my attorney conveniently forgot to mention that if the judge doesn’t like my physique, profession, and is on the RAG, she can totally disregard the plea agreement and do whatever she wants. Yup, good ole’ U-S of A. Land of the free (wait, I’m in jail), home of the brave (umm… defending yourself & winning a fight against a dude twice your size, isn’t that brave?)… Fuck it! I WILL GET BACK UP.
So basically, War just ran into the wrong judge who decided to throw out his plea deal based on her perception that he’s a juiced-up cage fighter with anger management issues. Assuming his side of the story and that assessment are accurate, that’s extremely unfortunate because while that may have been the case before (sans the steroids part, I couldn’t speak to that), WM seems to have learned how to control that side of him by removing all the bad influences in his life.
The good news is War seems to be keeping a relatively positive attitude despite his latest detour in life and hopes to get some boxing tips from Floyd Mayweather Jr. when he does his stint in Vegas jail in June.