According to an Aug. 17 tweet from Michelle Lopez, the infamous Colorado-based MMA personality hasn't been shy about posting her opinions on the War Machine - Christy Mack altercation that went down on Aug. 8 in Las Vegas. Lopez, who rose to prominence in the MMA community for having an intense crush on Roger Huerta a few years back, never justified the beating on Mack, but she still managed to draw some negative attention to herself by tweeting out the link to War Machine's mental health fundraiser.
War Machine's real-life brother, Michael Koppenhaver, wants to get the former Bellator MMA star the help he feels he needs. Koppenhaver decided to start a fundraiser for War Machine, to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. So far, eight donations have come in for a total of $235.
Koppenhaver is hoping to raise a total of $5,000, and there are 91 days left to donate. Is the fundraiser appropriate? That's the burning question fight fans have been asking since it opened, but there's no right or wrong answer. There are over nine million people in the United States with serious mental illness, and they need all the help they can get.
Of course, it hasn't yet been determined by medical staffers that War Machine suffers from mental illness. Here's the thing: Koppenhaver's decision to open a mental health fundraiser might be nothing more than an epic troll job to respond to the Christy Mack crowdsourced fundraiser.
Koppenhaver thinks its a bit bizarre how much money Mack stands to make from the War Machine altercation, before full details even come out about the case. Mack's peers are trying to raise $100,000 for the world-renowned actress, after she was beaten by War Machine. So far, they have been successful in raising over $77,000 to help pay her medical bills, and supplement her income due to missed work.
Since it was revealed that Mack has medical insurance to pay for most of her medical bills, the crowdsourced fundraiser raised some eyebrows. Some felt the fundraiser was a tad inappropriate, since full details weren't revealed about the case. War Machine's fundraiser was likely nothing more than a troll response to the Mack fundraiser.