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Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:18 am
Edited on: March 4, 2012 3:19 am
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker expressed regret Saturday night that his outfit had allowed a registered sex offender with an apparent Neo-nazi tattoo on the card.

Welterweight Brandon Saling fought (and lost to Roger Bowling) with what looked to be a Neo-nazi tattoo, an "88" that in some circles means "Heil Hitler" -- 'h' is the eighth letter of the alphabet -- and with a criminal record. According to this newspaper account, Saler was indicted in 2004 on charges of unlawful sexual conduct when he was 18, "an alleged rape of a person under 13."

I couldn't find the disposition of that case on Saturday night, but Saling is registered in Ohio as a sex offender, for gross sexual imposition.

Afterward, I asked Coker why Saling was allowed on the card. Coker said he wasn't aware of Saling's past (or tattoo) until Saturday night, but expressed disappointment and said Saling's presence on the card will be subjected to "a full investigation on Monday."





Comments

Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

Rape is all about CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL! Rape is never, and I mean NEVER the VICTIM's fault!   You know what, it does matter that he was a teenager, rape is rape, doesn't matter how old you are, or you were drunk, or some other lame excuse. Oh the remark - Was the girl 13-going-on-21?  HOW DARE YOU! It doesn't matter what the person is wearing, how much cleavage they are showing, RAPE IS RAPE - it is not their fault. I agree we all have to work in society, so I not questioning that, but don't put the blame on the victim. This could just easily happen to a male as opposed to a female. Is it the male's fault he got raped? NO means NO, doesn't mean, "I don't want to but go ahead anyways" it means NO!!! Doesn't mean I am dressed like a slut, so do as you will, it means NO!!! GOD forbid if you should have anyone close to you get raped. I pray for your soul and pray that you learn more about rape. It hurts the victim in so many ways that unfortunately, you don't have a CLUE!



Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

Rape is all about CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL! Rape is never, and I mean NEVER the VICTIM's fault!  



Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:57 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

You are a sick FUCK! You have no idea what rape is about!



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:40 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

How ironic that they would fight a convicted sex offender on the same card whose main event involved two women.

 



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:14 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

I am not sure what the author of this article wants.

Is he saying that all the other MMA fighters are people of high moral character...without checkered pasts...are in fact all nice people and the league should not allow anyone to be a fighter if they have a questionable background?  Perhaps the UFC reality show should throw everyone out that can't speak a complete sentence without using an F-bomb...or that urinates in someone's bed...or that can't hold their alcohol, or is an ex-felon, etc.  God only knows how many of that crowd has seen the inside of a jail cell.

Perhaps his point is that anyone that admires an evil historical figure should not be allowed to make a living.  This is even worse than being against Freedom of Speech...since to my knowledge Saling didn't actually SAY he admires Hitler...he has a tattoo that MAY indicate he does.  How nice...Speech Police are against the law...but Thought Police are OK? 

Or maybe the point he is trying to make is that ONLY someone that is a registered sex offender should not be allowed to have a job.  Should they be allowed to stock shelves?  Dig ditches?  ...or should we just outright make them perpetual outcasts that are not allowed to participate in the system?  Does it matter if he was a teenager himself?  Was the girl 13-going-on-21? 

Is the UFC holding Citizen of the Year pageants or are they selling bloodsport?

Sex crimes are despicable and Hitler was beyond despicable...but who thinks it is OK for some self-righteous guy with a word processor to try and inject his version of political correctness? 

If the guy isn't breaking any laws by being a fighter, he should be allowed to be a fighter and left alone.

We don't need Thought Police determining who should be allowed to make a living and who should not. 

 




Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:06 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

you got a daughter you idiot, if you do think about it that way if ya dont your the one that needs to pull your head out so you saying it cool for 18 year olds to have sex with 13 year olds even if she say its ok you should comment on something your know and that is nothing......dumbass



Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:05 pm
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

Look you idiots, you have no clue about the particulars of the case. This could be a case where an 18 year old had consenual sex with a 13 year old, because she is 13 though it would be classified as rape, point is you have no clue.  Even if it was a rape and he served his time then its a done deal, you do not have a patern of this man raping other women.  There comes a time for people to get their head out their azzes and quit judging others.

Written like a true pedophile, I think you're the only idiot here. It says a person UNDER 13, there's no way someone that young could be mature enough to have consensual sex, that's common sense and THE LAW, you moron. It was rape no matter what the circumstances were.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Hypocrites

In MMA, the goal is to beat the crap out of your opponent.  Why on earth would having any crime on one's resume preclude someone from trying to tear someone else's head off?  I don't agree with the Neo-nazi tattoos, any more than I would agree with someone who wore a tat with Osama bin Laden's face on it, but it is laughable that someone who committed a crime when he was 18 and has served his time would be deemed unfit to beat up somebody in front of a screaming crowd that probably has a lot in common with first century AD Romans filling the Colesseum to see gladiators kill each other.

To Strikeforce et al: your product appeals to a very bloodthirsty crowd.  Since everyone involved gives their consent, I have no right to object and I won't.  But please don't try to pretend that you are something you are not.
 



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:59 am
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

So sad just like that fucking faggot Miguel Torres who made rape comments. <br />




Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:39 am
 

Registered sex offender was on Strikeforce card

Any sex by an adult with a 13 year old is rape fucktard.


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