Neo Nazi Saling's Ohio suspension appeal unsuccessful

by Steven Marrocco | source:

On the undercard of last month's Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey card, a number of fans spotted what appeared to be white power tattoos on fighter Brandon Saling. A quick internet search by various parties turned up a criminal record as well.

After an investigation, Ohio-and-NJ-ACs/" target="_blank">Brandon Saling's license was revoked by the Ohio Athletic Commission and New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Profato told that Saling violated administrative statutes when he lied about his criminal background on an application for a fight license.

"There's a dual thing there," Profato said. "He'll have to answer to the falsification, and two, if you read the law, it says they don't have to license you for a felony. Now, it will be whether they ever license him again because of being listed as a sexual predator."

Saling appealed the ruling at a OAC hearing on April 11, and was unsuccessful by a 3-0 vote.

Saling told that he accepts the ruling but will seek fights in states that will license him.

"It's fair," Saling said. "I falsified my application."

Saling's revocation runs until April 11, 2013. Should he wish to fight in Ohio after that term, he will need to appear before the commission to show "just cause" as to why he should be reinstated.

Saling said he'll likely reapply when the term runs its course.

Now 26, the fighter admits he made grave mistakes earlier in his life, but he said he's since been trying to better himself. He also denied being a member of any white supremacist groups despite tattoos linked to Neo-Nazi culture that were visible to viewers of his Strikeforce fight.

"Everyone thinks I'm this child predator, like I'm hiding out in the bushes being this sick f--- kind of person," Saling said. "That's not me by no means. The charges were because of the age difference between us. It's not like I held anyone down and made them do anything. I know what I did was wrong, and I wish I could go back, but I can't."

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ahmadxman site profile image  

4/15/12 3:25 AM by ahmadxman

im blk and u cant keep punishing some one for what he paid for already. so now u rob him of his living!?!?! thats unamerican. he lied on his app. fine him. dont restrict him from a living...... thats stupid and emotionalism at work.... every one grow up already...

BaraoKix site profile image  

4/12/12 6:53 PM by BaraoKix

Raping a girl under the age of 13 is on the same level as beating up your grandmother. U-13???? Not even developed... all the court and $h1t, scarred 4 life. Anything under 17 is no good if you are 19. Doing 13 yr olds was cool, when I was 13.

Son of Neckbone site profile image  

4/12/12 6:25 PM by Son of Neckbone

Who here hasn't banged out a child or two? Raise your hoofed hand so we can heckle ya.

Harmon Whistler site profile image  

4/12/12 4:02 PM by Harmon Whistler

My thoughts exactly.  

Amashinga site profile image  

4/12/12 3:59 PM by Amashinga

Wrong, Most of the OG have unique tattoo's that show their individuality and make them stand out from the pack, like tigers and skulls and tribal designs

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

4/12/12 12:49 AM by ABE FROMAN

 If he goes to jail he's toast. The Nazis would kill him.

2JupitersTooMany site profile image  

4/11/12 10:01 PM by 2JupitersTooMany

 I was surprised that I found him appealing.  But he certainly was.

sweepnchoke site profile image  

4/11/12 9:57 PM by sweepnchoke

Two Noble County men are facing first-degree felony rape charges following an investigation by the Noble County Sheriff's Office into the weekend disappearance of a 12-year-old girl and her 13-year-old sister. According to Noble County Sheriff Landon T. Smith, the girls parents had allowed them to go to an all-night birthday party at a friend's house in Monroe County last Friday. According to reports, the girls left the party with the suspects. Brandon C. Saling, 18, Summerfield, and James T. Allen, 18, Sarahsville were each charged with rape of a person under 13 years old, a first-degree felony.To make matters worse, Saling also picked up a domestic violence charge in 2008 and had to serve another 40 days in jail.

khaynes21 site profile image  

4/11/12 9:30 PM by khaynes21

I actually took the time out of my day to read about this, and I must say...this guy is not the smartest cookie out of the group. He is such of an idiot. it's actually sad. +1 for Roger Bowling.