Friday, 13 September 2013

UFC releases fighter with alleged Neo Nazi ties

MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani is reporting that the UFC has  decided to terminate the contract with recently signed undefeated German welterweight prospect Benjamin “The Hooligan” Brinsa.

Violent neo-Nazi "National Boys" train at the martial arts club "LaFamilia" from Halle. Further, the sponsors and fighters from the club are known neo-Nazis.

The most famous of them is Benjamin Brinsa, a fighter who was released by "Respect Fighting Championship" in Essen, because of his right-wing machinations. Brinsa is a member of the right-hooligan group "Scenario LOK" from Leipzig, and posed already behind a banner reading "Ultras LOK - National Resistance." In addition, Brinsa worked for Thomas Persdorf, a nationally known neo Nazi, operator of the shipment "Front Records", and director of a company that managed the site "Aryan Brotherhood." According to information from the Leipzig anti-fascist magazine "gamma" Brinsa is said to have worked as a janitor in the "national center" in Leipzig-Lindenau. Brinsa received a "violence" ban at the stadium in Leipzig. Brinsa and his friend Christopher "Joker" Henze, also a member of the right-hooligan group "Scenario LOK" were received with open arms by LaFamilia and courted as "two powerful new additions" with "aggressive fighting style."

Another LaFamilia fighter Dave Herald, is member of the "coma column Merseburg," which advertises its battles on their website. The "coma column Merseburg" is a rightwing club and quite open to people who organize "cultural excursions" and parties for neo-Nazis. Numerous people on the site's picture page are seen with clear Nazi symbols. Its members include well-known neo-Nazis including Lutz Battke (NPD castle county) and Kevin Stephan (head of camaraderie "action group" Halle / Saale district according to Verfassungsschutzbericht of Saxony-Analt ) and other members of the NPD Saalekreis.

Besides the aforementioned LaFamilia members, others include a number of neo-Nazis who train there for their attacks on other people. These include several people in the "National Boys" (JN) (the NPD youth organization). Among them, Mario Alexander Müller, a student of history and political science and repeatedly convicted neo-Nazi from Delmenhorst. He was recently convicted of an attack on an anti-fascists from Delmenhorst using a homemade weapon.

Rightwing figures associated with LaFamilia are not limited to fighters.One of the ticket sellers and sponsors of LaFamilia "Fight Night" is the Tattoo & Piercing Studio White Skull. There works Florian Jass, a known neo-Nazi.
If the LaFamilia martial arts club is  serious about their slogan "respect - it's more than just a word," then it has to prevent it from being a gathering point for neo-Nazis, and separate itself from fighterslike  Benjamin Brinsa, Christopher Henze, Dave Herold and Mario Alexander Müller.

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