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Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Report: Dustin Holyko Fought at WSOF 11 Without License, Promotion Releases Fighter After Details Emerge About Past

Dustin Holyko has been released by the WSOF (photo via Fight Parrot.com)

By FCF Staff

World Series of Fighting has released Dustin Holyko after it was revealed the fighter has a criminal record and offensive tattoos, and now it’s being reported he competed at WSOF 11 without a license.

According to a report from The Dayton Beach-News Journal, the Florida State Boxing Commission has confirmed Holyko fought unlicensed, on July 5th, due to an “administrative oversight.”

The story cites Hoylko’s trainer, Mike Vazquez, as saying that the fighter did apply for a license prior to the event. The Florida Commission, however, has no record of an application for 2014, and has begun a review as to how Holyko was allowed to compete.

Holyko had been licensed to fight in Florida in 2011 and 2013. Background checks reportedly were not conducted for either license.

The revelation comes at a time when many are wondering how Holyko was booked to fight at WSOF 11 anyways, considering the fighter has a criminal record and tattoo’s related to Neo Nazism.

Holyko, who has the word’s “White” and “Pride” tattooed on his biceps, was quoted saying in the aforementioned story:

“I am white, and I am proud of it. No tattoo on my body says I hate anybody.”

A picture has also surfaced which appears to show a Nazi “SS” symbol tattooed on Holyko’s back.

The 2-1 fighter, who has been charged multiple times and served two prison terms, told the outlet that he plans to have the tattoos removed or covered.

Holyko was tapped out by Neiman Gracie in the second round at WSOF 11, which was hosted by Daytona Beach, Florida.


posted by FCF Staff @ 1:18 pm
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