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War Machine Prime Suspect in Beating of Girlfriend (UPDATE)

8/8/2014 5:15 PM PDT

MMA Fighter War Machine -- Prime Suspect in Las Vegas Beating of Girlfriend (UPDATE)

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6:15 PM PT -- War Machine just got canned.

Bellator President Scott Coker tells TMZ Sports ... "We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving (Jon Koppenhaver) War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from his promotional contract with the organization."War Machine is wanted by Las Vegas police in a severe beating that may have landed his porn star girlfriend in the hospital.

According to police, War Machine was involved in a 3-person altercation early Friday morning at their home in Vegas. Two of the combatants sustained severe, but non life threatening injuries ... and were taken to a hospital. One of the victims is described as the fighter's "significant other."

It's well know that War Machine has been dating porn star Christy Mack since last year -- however police have not released the names of the victims.

When officers arrived on the scene we're told they determined that War Machine was the "primary suspect" -- but police have not been able to find him all day. 

War Machine was arrested for assault during a San Diego bar fight back in 2010.  He ended up getting a one-year jail sentence for that case.

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