In a troubling bit of news, it appears as if Brandon Saling is a registered sex offender and white supremacist. These details were overlooked by Strikeforce officials when booking him against Roger Bowling last night and now they are finding themselves under fire.
The promotion did not know of this fighter’s political views or past criminal record until it was too late, that is according to Scott Coker who commented during the post-fight press conference.
“We had no knowledge about that until someone brought it up to us this evening,” said Coker. “It came to our attention during the course of the fights.”
“(The Ohio State Athletic Commission is) going to launch a full investigation on Monday. So that’s where that’s at. As you guys know, the policy for Strikeforce and the UFC is that kind of body art and offensive behavior … is not going to be allowed.
“We went to the athlete … He responded, and we’re going to investigate further and see what the truth is.”
The crimes of sexual assault are of the absolute worse order possible. And the fighter’s tattoos clearly point out his political views. If you want to see the gallery of his tattoos, with an explanation of what they mean check out page 2. If you want to see his sex offender’s registration report, check out page 3.
The number 88 found on the fighters shoulder stands for “Heil Hitler”. “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet. Double 8’s stand for “Heil Hitler.” It is one of the most common identifiers amongst white supremacists.
The lighting bolts signify the Schutzstaffel (SS). The SS was the Nazi group that reigned during the Hitler era and is the same group responsible for the Holocaust.
Also the tattoo across the abdominal area which states “White Steel” has no real historical meaning, but it is safe to assume it signifies his “white pride” status.
BRANDON CURTIS SALING
BYESVILLE OH 43723
Age: 25 Birthdate: 1986-01-28 Gender: M
Height: 5 ft. 10 in. Weight: 185
Alias(es): White NMN Steel
Identifying Marks: TATTOO ON ABDOMEN – White Steel; TATTOO ON RIGHT HAND – Stay; TATTOO ON CHEST – Never Scared; TATTOO ON LEFT HAND – Down; TATTOO ON BACK – Sailing; SCAR ON BACK – round with line rt shoulder; TATTOO ON LEFT SHOULDER – B88 with lighting bolt;
Hair Color: Red Eye Color: Green
Offense: gross sexual imposition
Risk Level: High
Offense and Court Details
Brandon C. Saling, 18, of 24536 Route 146, Summerfield was indicted on one count of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct, a first-degree felony. Saling was indicted in connection with an alleged rape of a person under 13 on Oct. 8. Also indicted during the day were: Dale Goddard, of Route 565, indicted on one count of cultivating marijuana, a third-degree felony. Wayne E. Grimes, Gallipolis, one count of illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, a third-degree felony.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news