The big to do this week was that “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 cast member Dakota Cochrane had a past as a gay porn star. That’s nothing in comparison to Strikeforce’s Brandon Sailing, who lost by TKO to Roger Bowling last night.
Sailing apparently is both a white supremacist, based upon his colorful tattoos noticeable throughout the broadcast, as well as a convicted sex offender. According to the Daily Jeffersonian, his hometown paper, Sailing was involved in a situation where someone under the age of 13 was raped.
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.
Sailing also was convicted of domestic battery, which you can see here. Strikeforce wasn’t in the know, apparently, about Sailing’s checkered past and the Ohio Athletic Commission will apparently be conducting an investigation into it. Sailing was withheld from speaking to the media by Strikeforce once the story broke during the broadcast itself.
“We had no knowledge about that until someone brought it up to us this evening,” Coker said of Saling’s background at the post fight press conference. “It came to our attention during the course of the fights.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey