The UFC Fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver has formally changed his name to “War Machine.” He was apparently happy with it as only a nickname until a trademark claim by TNA Wrestling made him take decisive action. He wrote on his blog (via CagePotato):
Turns out some gay ass wrestling federation threatened to sue [UFC] because they recently named one of their wrestlers The War Machine Rhino and trademarked the name.
Too fuckin’ bad that I have been using this name for 6 years, have it tatted on my body and it is what my fans yell out when I’m fighting.
If you know my personality then you know damn well I am not gonna let some faggot ass, FAKE wrestler steal MY name… SO 6 weeks ago I filed a change of name request and today I had court to make my name officially WAR MACHINE.
Not to get all technical, but wouldn’t Marvel Comics have the trademark [EDIT: copyright, whatever] on War Machine? Uhhhh, not that I would ever read comics, ha ha. Those are for gay nerdy losers. GRRRR ARMPIT TATTOOS!!!