FORMER MMA fighter War Machine has pleaded with ex-girlfriend and porn star Christine “Christie Mack” Mackinday for forgiveness behind bars.
The 36-year-old — who legally changed his name from Jon Koppenhaver in 2008 — was sentenced to life in prison in 2017 after kidnapping and sexually assaulting Mackinday.
Mackinday suffered 18 broken bones and a lacerated liver in the crazed 2014 assault and now reportedly fears for her life when War Machine is released from prison.
But the former cage brawler, who is not eligible for parole until 2052 when he is 71 years old, has begged for clemency.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t regret that, and I hate it. Nobody hates me as much as I hate the man that I used to be,” he said via The Chronicle.
“From the bottom of my heart, I apologize to Christy. I’m sorry, Christy.”
Mackinday admitted she was bawling her eyes out while testifying against her former lover’s crimes.
“I never looked at him except when I was asked to identify him,” she said in 2017.
“He had mouthed that he loved me and that was extremely difficult.”
She added: “And I began bawling immediately. Because, for a long time, I did feel, you know, still emotionally connected to him.”
Mack is yet to respond to War Machine’s latest apology.
The fighter reportedly found new love while behind bars.
“I feel a pain inside,” he wrote to new lover Ashley Farrington.
“The love we share brings me to tears. I’m desperate to fully express it but there aren’t adequate words, nor will I live enough years for this is an eternal love.”
TMZ reported last week that the 36-year-old Koppenhaver is now engaged to Farrington, a 30-year-old woman who started writing to Koppenhaver last year.
The pen-pal relationship then escalated to visits at Ely State Prison in Nevada near America’s west coast — where conjugal visits aren’t allowed — before Koppenhaver popped the question in February without even having a ring.
“Were you once in me?” Koppenhaver’s letter continued. “What did God do? Did he cut me open and make out of me, a you? Is that why words fail to express, and why I feel that, for you, I must bleed?”