A freshly rehabilitated Jon Koppenhaver appeared on the MMA Hour earlier this week, and is continuing to surprise me with the mature and thoughtful shit that’s coming out of his mouth:
“It was a lot of sadness and a lot of anger. Like the first night I got out…my wife was asleep and I couldn’t sleep the first few days. I would always look at her sleep and I started thinking about the hard year she had. My year wasn’t hard; my year was boring. She had a hard year. That made me upset to think about the hardships she went through…I felt guilty. I felt guilty for putting the people who cared about me through a lot of crap. All these emotions hit me at once and I started crying like a little girl.”
You might be crying like a little girl, Jon … but now you’re thinkin like a real man. *chokes up, gets tissue* I’m so proud of our ickle War Machine.
As for where Koppenhaver will end up next, it sounds like he’s not lacking promotional options. UK promotion BAMMA (who jumped at the opportunity to snap up Nate ‘Mr TRT’ Marquardt) were so hot to trot that they were trying to sign him while he was still in jail. It might take a while for Jon to recover from a year of eating the dogfood that’s considered food in prison, but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. For all the dumb shit Koppenhaver says / does, he’s a pretty good fighter.