As you probably know by now, Dog The Bounty Hunter has pledged to go after War Machine aka Jon Koppenhaver, the man who is on the run from seven arrest warrants stemming from the beating of adult film star Christy Mack.
What’s new about this development is a tweet that MMA Mania unearthed via @canserkillz on Twitter that shows War Machine saying, “If Dog the Bounty Hunter came to get me I’d beat his ass!” from a few years back.
I guess we’re about to find out if that’s true, though from what Dog had to say in his interview with MMA Mania it appears very unlikely.
Among the many things Dog, aka Duane Chapman, had to tell MMA Mania in an interview these stood out the most…
He’s going to make a move soon and end up by himself. I hope no one would hide someone like that — that’s just awful. He has to stop right now unless he wants to die.
But, wait, you don’t use lethal force …
For 31 years, I’ve used non-lethal weapons. My weapons will drop a rhinoceros. Brother, I can not believe the new stuff they got going on, I’m telling you. I used it the other day and I was like, “Oh my God!” And this guy was huge, more than 300 pounds. So, you don’t have to kill them. Over the years — after 6,500, 7,000 arrests — you realized you don’t need to use deadly force. We’ve gone up against guns, but it’s about who is quickest on the draw. If you have a firearm, and he outdraws you, you’re shot. It’s all about being smart. If you have a non-lethal weapon, and you’re quicker on the draw than him, he’s going down. We won’t kill him, but at the same time, you won’t see Dog Chapman versus the “War Machine” because I’m not stupid — he’d probably break my nose. But, you may see him eat Dog Chapman’s taser.
In terms of compensation, “War Machine” hasn’t jumped bond and the only thing on the table, it seems, is a $10,000 purse put up by Mack and her supporters. Is this not about a reward because it wouldn’t seem to be worth your while financially otherwise?
I don’t deal with money. I know there was a $10,000 reward and I think I heard someone else offered $5,000. That’s Beth’s job, it’s all up to her. I haven’t even really thought about it, but if it’s coming from Christy, we wouldn’t take that. It’s all about … I bet the next guy wouldn’t do it. When we catch him, I bet it deters a couple of others. This is America, you’re not going to get away with stuff like this, not while I’m living and breathing.
As of today there’s been no word of surrender from War Machine yet so I guess this Dog is now officially on the hunt.
Dog the Bounty Hunter image: YouTube/CMT