You are hereBrandon Saling Vs. Roger Bowling: Full Fight

Brandon Saling Vs. Roger Bowling: Full Fight


By Matt Leyshock - Posted on 04 March 2012

Props to IFI

If you missed the Show Extreme run here is the replay of Brandon Saling taking on Roger Bowling.

Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I've seen Saling fight in person a number of times, but I honestly didn't know the significance of the tattoo. Hell, I didn't even notice it. When I read on Bloody Elbow that he had a neo-Nazi tattoo, I figured it had something to do with the prison-style "White Steel" across his stomach. 

He won't have trouble finding fights from here on out, but he may be done under the brightest of lights as far as Zuffa is concerned. You know that smaller promotions will look to cash in on Saling's exciting style, but I'd be shocked to see him again in some of the bigger regional promotions. 

As I said before, I didn't recognize the significance of his "88" tattoo because I've never heard of that. I wondered if Saling was born in 1988, but it turns out he was born in 1986, so there goes that theory. 

In my mind, having anything to do with celebrating the Nazis is as inexcusable as waving a Confederate flag in my book. This type of blatant disrespect and ignorance shouldn't be tolerated. As far as the sex offender bit, do a quick Google search on Saling and you'll see why I will never again support him. We've all made regrettable decision in our past, but when people intentionally hurt kids, that just makes me sick.

As someone of very strong German heritage, I am proud of my culture except for about 30 years during the early 1900's. Anyone who glorifies that time period needs to read a history book and see that nothing the Nazi's did was worth celebrating. This was truly one of the saddest times in human history and shouldn't be celebrated at all.  

Saling is a tough kid and I'm sure he'll fight again. Maybe this bit of bad press will encourage him to get his tattoos covered up or removed and clean up his image, but only time will tell. 

Saling is a registered sex offender who participated in the rape of a 12 year old girl, why is everyone staying so quiet about this?????? It doesnt matter if it happened 100 years ago, hes a pedophile and always will be.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/5881996/35083981

 

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/3/4/2843565/strikeforce-brandon-saling-r...

 

http://www.offendex.com/directory/OH/S/BRANDON_CURTIS_SALING_428727

 

Great Job dropping the ball Zuffa! You guys ever hear of Google??????

Hell make more money off of the Strikeforce vet moniker than anything else. The offenses BE is talking about happened 8 years ago and the tattoo is pretty dumb. because they happened 8 years ago doesnt mean they are forgotten but people do change etc. and I would be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

I would also extend some free advice; for a hundred bucks you can cover any tattoo up with something else. so now that he knows its an issue and ppl are aware of it, cover it up to prove it was just a phase in your life youd like to forget.

Follow Me @StandThemUp
or
On Facebook

well his career is over anyways, Dana White found out about his neo nazi tattoo on his collarbone, hes ticked off, and "looking into it"... another reason for people to bash the sport now...wonderful (sarcasm)

NCAAwrestle

Well unfortunately theres even more to it than that. Im not sure how you know Dana knows, but there is some pretty heavy stuff floating around out there about Saling. Which is a shame because truthfully his background really shouldnt matter and as cliche as it is to say, people change. he has a grea story and an interesting style. maybe he bounces back well see.

Follow Me @StandThemUp
or
On Facebook

yep, know all about it, check your mailbox...ya people were upset it made TV, really I could care less, people are too sensitive these days and I could care less if he offended someone...but what I DO care about how it may furthermore compromise the publics view of the sport and its characters...

NCAAwrestle

i agree with the sensitive part. its tough to say whats going to happen if this information hits Zuffa brass, which it prolly will, but my guess is it wont be good.

Follow Me @StandThemUp
or
On Facebook

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Facebook Comments

Advertisement