Brandon Saling (Pictured) made his Strikeforce debut on Saturday night. Unfortunately for the welterweight, his first foray inside the hexagon could ultimately mark his last.
Not so much because he posted a 3rdRound TKO loss to Roger Bowling, but due to the fact the 26-year-old is a registered sex offender in the state of Ohio. Furthermore, it appears Saling could possibly be a bit of a white supremacist.
According to the Offendex database, Saling was charged with gross sexual imposition. His risk level is listed as “High.”
SexOffenderAttorney.com states that, “Gross Sexual Imposition occurs when a perpetrator forces a party to have sexual contact with another party against their will. The forced sexual contact is not with the offender. Forcing a person against their will to engage in sexual activity with another person constitutes gross sexual imposition. Forcing a person into prostitution is an example of gross sexual imposition.”
Saling’s “White Steel” nickname took on a whole new meaning when a tattoo by his left collarbone was discovered during his fight. In the Neo-Nazis world, the number “88” is code for Heil Hitler. The letter H is eighth sign in the alphabet, so 88 stands for HH.
At the post-fight press conference, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he was unaware of Saling’s past. He claimed the organization will not allow offensive body art inside their cage and the Ohio Athletic Commission will launch a probe on Monday.