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War Watch: Machine Fights “Il Toro” Tonight in Montreal

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Well at least there’s one brave, honest MMA organization left in the world that’s willing to take a chance on War Machine despite his arrests and controversial views on American politics. Canadian league XMMA is holding an event tonight in Montreal which features the fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver in the main event against Guillaume "Il Toro" de Lorenzi. De Lorenzi is a perfect 5-0 in MMA competition with all wins by TKO, the last four of which came in the first round.

Machine is actually a replacement for Phil Baroni, who pulled out of the match against "Il Toro" two weeks ago when Strikeforce acquired his contract from Pro Elite; Baroni expects to make his Strikeforce return in May. Machine — who most recently scored a first-round TKO win over David Anderson at a Desert Rage event in November — still has about ten hours to do something stupid enough to get him kicked off the show, which is like eight weeks in normal-people time. So cross your fingers for him, and if you’ll actually be buying the XMMA pay-per-view broadcast, let us know how it goes.

Related: War’s gay club brawl? Totally started by someone else.

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Henri-Loup- February 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm
War Marchine via Rear. Naked Choke. First round

moked lorenzi after lol kinda feel good for the guy
Ashlee Vance- February 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm
All the radio ads have stayed the same both in french and english so theyre still advertising Baroni and not War Machine.

Some St.leonard guidos are gonna be pretty pissed off that its a finnochio who took Baroni's place.
Anonymous- February 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm
I see War Machine quieting some critics tonight... 1st round KO over Guillame... It'll be a big win for him.... I wouldn't count him out yet.
dabix- February 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm
My name is Machine, War Machine.

And I'll die another day, cause I've got a XMMA title to win.
fuck a Dana Baldfinger.
Dagnut- February 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm
I watched warmachine v j rock on ufc wired the other night and I had forgotten how tough he was...dont laugh rewatch the fight he pulled it out of the fire...what a way to spunk away a career
skidding- February 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Ok, that was pretty funny of cool... I'm sorry.

What cool did made me LOL so much that I immediately made exponentially increasing big fonts of COOL into my new signature.

Well, I would, if I knew how to do it.
COOL- February 27, 2009 at 11:56 am
ElTerrible- February 27, 2009 at 11:41 am
Now that I take another look at that poster, I have to ask myself, what the FUCK is it with MMA fighters and the har har har kooky hairdos? I mean, honestly, Gouwenberg and you *really* want to model yourselves after Tim Sylvia and Heath Herring? You so crazy, guys.
Rich S.- February 27, 2009 at 10:55 am
Where the hell did he find time to train?
He's screwed..
Chris S- February 27, 2009 at 10:09 am
After reading that interview in the link, he sounds like an alright guy, despite the (humerous) abuse CP heaps onto him. Sure he's made some mistakes but he's working on improving himself, in my eyes that makes him an OK bloke. If a fat oaf was looking to kick off with me, I'd twat him first as I'm sure most of you would.

And TUF Guy whoever the fuck you are, you fail. At being first especially.
Shatski- February 27, 2009 at 9:45 am
That was the Guess Who! That line seems so prophetic now, huh?

Back at the club, those boys don't recognize the name War Machine. He's known there as Jon Kopafeeler. And not on "chicks, bro, chicks." Vatadouche.
manutdfan- February 27, 2009 at 9:35 am
I'm not really sure what's funnier, shitwhistle's poem, or the fact that WM wasn't even security at the gay bar, but a fuckin' COCKtail Waitress!
ElTerrible- February 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
Wasn't it a Canadian band, The Guess Who, that offered "I don't need your war machines?" Effing XMMA hosers ought to pay attention, eh?
Anonymous- February 27, 2009 at 8:34 am
anybody know where to find streaming video for tonight?
BRITS ARE SMELLY- February 27, 2009 at 8:31 am
war machine has the best camp ever!
he just rear nakeds drunk dudes in daisy dukes all night.
infinate training partners and free meth... look out ATT!
Fenix- February 27, 2009 at 8:24 am
If I ever do a promotion it will be called. NMMA.

Normal MMA for normal people. :)
Brad- February 27, 2009 at 8:11 am
Why does mma always have to be associated with extreme?

You would think now that we are in 2009 we would be over our 20 year obsession with the word extreme, but you would be wrong.
shitwhistle- February 27, 2009 at 8:06 am
There once was a man, Koppenhaver
Who, in order to seem much more braver
Changed his name on the scene
And became War Machine
Now the gays in the club are much safer
Derekrva- February 27, 2009 at 8:06 am
I got xmma on my foot once. Shit itched like hell.

Fenix- February 27, 2009 at 8:02 am
I dont know what it is but I just cant stand any MMA org that has an "X" in their name.
TUF Guy- February 27, 2009 at 8:00 am
I life.
skidding- February 27, 2009 at 7:59 am
That's a pretty catchy poster.

I'm starting to feel like War Machine is the Paris Hilton of Cagepotato. He only gets stronger with more negative publicity he gets...
Fenix- February 27, 2009 at 7:59 am
Damnit, Ben! No liveblog? WTF?!!

Seriously though, this is on PPV? O_o
armfarmer- February 27, 2009 at 7:48 am
War "Jon" Machine? I think that makes more sense..

Now break me out another rail.
El Famous Burrito- February 27, 2009 at 7:47 am
Loser buys drinks at The Manhole