VENICE, Calif.—Mixed martial artist War Machine is entering a new arena. LA Direct Models signed the 28-year-old fighter and will represent him as he pursues a career in adult entertainment. According to the agency, he already has shot his debut scene for Digital Playground.
Machine claimed a technical knockout victory in his first MMA match in 2004 and, in his 2007 UFC debut, defeated Jared Rollins in The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Hughes vs Team Serra. The bout took place as part of the sixth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship-produced reality television series on Spike TV, according to a statement released late Friday.
Machine's most recent fight occurred Oct. 9, cementing his record at 10 wins and 3 losses. He said he is far from finished with the sport.
“I’m still going to be fighting, [but] I’m a free agent now,” claimed the 5’11” welterweight. “It’s my passion. Porn is just another way for me to get paid for doing something I love to do. My mentor told me to find something you’re passionate about. That’s why I fight—and I love to fuck, so this is going to be good.”
LA Direct owner Derek Hay is delighted War Machine chose the agency to represent him in his adult industry venture.
“Many of us are fans of MMA,” Hay said. “It’s exciting that we have the opportunity to guide him as he embarks on his new career.”
War Machine, who legally changed his name from Jon Koppenhaver, already has posted the news to his MySpace page and seems eager to get into the swing of things. He shot his debut scene Friday for Digital Playground, performing with contract beauty Riley Steele, and is scheduled to perform again this week.
"The shoot went very well," Hay told AVN, "and he's already booked to do a second shoot Sunday for Naughty America."
So the worm has turned for fighter-turned-porn star War Machine, who has no regrets no matter what the future may bring.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “I know some mainstream markets may not want to touch me because of it, but I don’t care. It’s every guy’s dream. Fight, fuck, eat and sleep. I’m living my dream every day.”
To book War Machine, contact LA Direct Models at (323) 850-5888 or visit LADirectmodels.com.