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.