This is fucked up

Imagine this: you get really fucking smashed … like more smashed than you’ve ever gotten in your life. You fall asleep at your friend’s place and wake up with a tattoo that says “I have a small penis”. Hey, that’s a funny story, and about the only explanation I can think of for why this guy has that tattoo. There’s only one explanation I can think of for his other tattoo as well. Yeah, look up a bit. That’s a full fledged neo-nazi symbol covering half this guy’s chest.

Normally this is where I’d go off on a rant about how being a nazi is fucking retarded. But I’d like to think we’ve evolved past that obvious point, so I’m gonna move off the easy target and leave that for the fightlinker.com jackals to deal with.

This post is gonna be all about WHY THE FUCK A NAZI IS GETTING BOOKED BY A COMPANY OWNED BY PROELITE?

That’s right … this guy is a King of the Cage fighter. And this isn’t from the pre-ProElite days. This guy has had four fights with the promotion in the past six months, with the latest one being last weekend. Maybe nazis don’t elicit much attention down in California, but up here in Canada we don’t let that shit slide. Show up at an MMA event in Montreal with a swastika tattoo and we’re gonna riot like it’s a Guns N Roses concert.

Normally I would never advise anyone to go to ProElite.com … it’s about as appealing to look at as Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus. But in this case, I really think that we should point out this little oopsie to ProElite president Kelly Perdew.

Here’s a sample message you can cut and paste to Kelly:

Subject: YOU’VE GOT NAZI

Hi Kelly. Just thought you ought to know that you’ve got a guy fighting in your King of the Cage promotion (Melvin Costa) that’s kinda sorta just a little bit of a FUCKING NEO NAZI. I’m sure this is all some sort of simple oversight. You run a big organization and tiny insignificant issues like raging white supremacists fighting for you might have been easy to miss. The Eagle/Swastika tattoo on this guy’s chest is pretty small after all … it only covers HALF HIS CHEST.

Anyways, just thought I’d bring it to your attention so that next time he fights for one of your promotions I can tell everyone who’ll listen that you knew about him and are apparently okay with Nazis.

Keep up the good work!

Oh, and if anyone has Kelly’s email or any other high ranking ProElite people’s emails, hook me up. I can’t imagine more than 200 people messaging Kelly through his ProElite.com site, but if we can get his email I think we could probably hit 800+ messages.

  • Rollo the Cat

    Honestly, I don’t care what anybody in MMA thinks about anything other than MMA.

  • http://www.mmacalifornia.net Erin

    ‘Cause ya know, swastikas are totally just a way of thinking, not an endorsement of the slaughter of millions of people or anything. Sorry, but anyone who could support that kind of hatred and evil is not someone I want fighting in MMA.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com garth

    “thinks about”? “thinks about”? what the fuck it that supposed to mean? Saying that a neo Nazi is “thinking about” shit is a contradiction in fucking terms. They’re scumbags, plain and simple. They espouse a debunked notion of racial superiority that caused death, chaos and destruction on a scale hardly seen in the history of civilization. They’re freaking animals.
    I could see a situation where a guy grew out of a bullshit philospohy and just hasn’t covered it up yet. But that’s all. And usually, if you’re in a job where you take your shirt off most of the time, you can’t go “gosh, hopefully no one notices”.
    I’m curious to see how ProElite responds. To me this is a major fuckup on their side. God, is every fucking MMA org in the world competing in the head-up-the-rectum 500m?

  • kermit.01

    I found these

    Kelly.Perdew@hireahero.org

    and his personal site contact page

    http://kellyperdew.com./contact/contact.htm

    I’ve sent your message to both.. :-p

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com garth

    that shit looks like prison tats on closer examination…the spiderweb on the elbow, the insulting shit on the belly…
    i once knew an old guy who played cards at a place I played at, and his face was covered with prison tats, all the way from his hairline to his neck. on his forehead in huge gothic letters it said “FUCK YOU”. he was maybe 60, maybe 90, i dunno. I’d give him rides home after tournaments if i had time, he was a cool old cat.
    I guess I could see a situation where a dude in a shit spot could be held down and fucked over like that, but something that big is hard to figure… the name Costa is still pretty weird-sounding for a neo-nazi too…

  • kermit.01

    More Contact info

    Contact Information

    ProElite, Inc.
    12121 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 1001
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Phone: 310-526-8700

    Primary Investor Relations Contact
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    PondelWilkinson Inc.
    Phone: 310-279-5980
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  • Xavier

    Laser tattoo removal isn’t that expensive and if you have a f’n swastika on your chest, you save up the cash to get it.

    PS. Tattoo’s are dumb.

  • kentyman

    “I HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE BIRTHMARK”.

  • Atom

    Whats the fighters name? Any reason that was left out of the post?

  • Davecore

    I’d like to think the explanation goes something like:
    “So this idiot comes into my tattoo shop and wants some racist crap tattooed across his belly in old english letters. I ask him to write it out for me and it becomes clear that he is illiterate. I have him sign a petition in favor of equal rights and tell him it is a release form and then proceed to tell him he’s getting his racist tattoo while I actually write “I have a small penis” right above his small penis.

  • Davecore

    Fighter is Melvin Costa and it looks like ProElite is realizing the organization fucked up. Some links to pictures of this idiot are gone and the post-fight interview posted on YouTube by ProElite now says it has been removed by the Owner.

    Good start!

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=calcifer81 Mike O

    you done fucked up fightlinker. seriously this guy is going to be pissed when he figures out you are responsible for him getting fired. expect burning crosses on your front lawn from this guy and his buddies.

    “i have a small penis” and a huge nazi tattoo… if i could give someone i hate tattoos those would probably be some good choices. maybe there is some explanation that involves both of them being put there against his will. the nazis are holding his sister hostage and making him fight in some kind of criminal betting scheme. in a world gone mad only the strong survive. “Inked in blood”, starts friday at theatres everywhere.

  • Thorazine

    Garth, Mark O, Davecore,
    LMAO!!!
    I was going to write something but you guys said it all.

  • Mobb Deep

    And you guys thought Dana White and Zuffa were evil.

  • TJ from the north

    i dont get this shit. how can you give a shit about what kind of ideologi a fighter is following. its about fucking fighting and i could care less if the guy was a nazi or a communist or whatever.

    How would you guys react if somebody has satan tatood on his body? that guy is prob worse than anyone human ever was. That doesnt mean the guy is fucking promoting torture, rape or murder or is it?

    on top of that what do you guys know about beeing a nazi or a commi in this day and age? you guys think that commis want the gulag back? you think anyone that runs around with a cccp t-shirt or hammer and sickle anywhere on his body is ok with massmurder if it benefits their government?

    as long as the guy has done nothing illegal i will have no problem with him beeing a fighter. i dont know what he really thinks or is trying to say with that tatoo and honestley i dont fucking care.

  • Cyrus

    TJ: I don’t really care for your argument. Nazi-ism is not a protected class. Get him the fuck out of there. Thanks for the heads up fightlinker, hope a lot of people e-mail Pro Elite about this.

  • http://grabthe.info TIGERTAO

    I just posted this up on my site with the email adresses, we have over 8000 members mostly MMA Addicts who’ll be pissed off to see this shit in our beloved sport and will act accordingly.

    Linker, as always keep up the good work.

  • Accomando

    “…Cause ya know, swastikas are totally just a way of thinking, not an endorsement of the slaughter of millions of people or anything…”

    Kind of like the Sickle & Hammer (Soviet Communism) that Monson has tatooed on his body, which, is responisble for more death than the swastika!

    No one batted an eye, when that freak Monson fought for the title with a symbol that represents the millions upon millions upon millions killed in Russia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Afghanistan all under the Sickle and Hammer!

    Nazi suck, just like soviet commies.

    Quote from Monson…”The only reason why rich people sleep, is because we let them”

    Since the death came from the “left” is must not have been as bad, correct, which is why the sickle and hammer is exceptable?

    Interesting concept.

  • turbofeber

    this is not the first fighter to fight with neo nazi symbols . there was one fighting in the ufc ages back .. and then you got a former pride fighter with a rune used by the nazis on his arm ..

    i applaud action taken against people thinking nazism is somehow cool..

  • http://fightersonlymag.com Hywel Teague [FIGHTERS ONLY MAGAZINE]

    I’m putting this shit in my magazine. Some fucking idiot wants to get a nazi symbol tattoed on him thats his choice, but he better be prepared to deal with the consequences, one of which should be he NEVER gets to fight in public again.

    and fuck you guys who think its ‘no big deal’ for him to get a nazi eagle and swastika tattooed on him, maybe we just think differently over here in Europe where millions of people died because of that little bit of ‘ideology’.

  • http://www.ufcdaily.com Kris Karkoski

    I sent a link to this post directly to Kelly.

  • Atom

    I made a thread about this article on sherdog, and got called a white supremecist. wtf.

    It seems like people keep trying to defend the point that nazis=bad, but nobody is arguing that. Its just about whether or not they give a shit what a fighter has on his body.

  • http://www.nem0.net nem0

    What I want to know is what happens when they stick this guy against a black dude, or a guy with an obviously Jewish last name, or someone else obviously on the wrong side of the Neo-Nazi ideology. The day he kills someone in the ring for their genetic heritage, shit’s going to hit the fan.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    The amount of apologists on the net is sickening me. What do you think the reaction would be if he had “I HATE NIGGERS” tattooed on his chest?

  • Accomando

    “…What do you think the reaction would be if he had “I HATE NIGGERS” tattooed on his chest?…”

    That would be way worse and you know it.

    Anyway, this loser is probably getting a lot of kicks due to all the talk about his worthless ass.

    Melvin Costa is about as insignificant and insignificant gets.

  • Ryan

    Accomando, while you’re technically correct: more people have died under Communist states than under fascist, the manner is the distinguishing factor.

    Russia: Stalin did a self-purge, relatively internal matter; some overt aggression, but not at the level of fascist states.
    China: Great Leap Forward was entirely ill-conceived, but also unintended
    Koreas: internal strife
    Vietnam: again, internal strife
    Cambodia: again, internal strife

    Since WW2, Nazism has become associated solely with white supremacy, fascism, etc. Communism, on the other hand, has workers rights orgs, and remains a viable political party in many countries not called USA. That’s the difference.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Acco : the fact that you think “I hate Niggers” is worse than “I’m a Nazi” shows that you just don’t get what the nazi symbol means. “I’m a Nazi” implicitly means “I hate niggers”, along with about 50 other things just as bad if not worse.

    I’m gonna cut and paste what I said on 5 ounces:

    Anybody defending this nazi is a freaking idiot. Yes, free speech permits him to have a swastika on his chest. But ProElite’s free speech allows them to say that’s fucking retarded and Nazis have no place in their organization.

    You guys are so busy standing up for his free speech that you’re forgetting to exercise your own. Anyone who is silent in the face of fascism is just as complicit as the fascists themselves. Fucking stand up for what’s right.

  • stellar53

    ^ You just said, word for word, what i was going to post….

  • Accomando

    “…Russia: Stalin did a self-purge, relatively internal matter; some overt aggression, but not at the level of fascist states.
    China: Great Leap Forward was entirely ill-conceived, but also unintended
    Koreas: internal strife
    Vietnam: again, internal strife
    Cambodia: again, internal strife…”

    True, but sickeningly mis-informed. Internal strife mass murder is apparantly “better”?

    Cambodia, the Kymer Rouge, murdered anyone with a college education, bullet to the head. They then forced all the poor people from the cities to move to the country to start farming, eventhough they had no clue how to. Bad move.

    Soviets killed nuermous minorities, inlcuding Jews.

    Thanks for proving my earlier point though….

    “Since the death came from the “left” is must not have been as bad,..”

  • ba ba booey
  • John

    Why have some many of you decided to become the mind police, and cast a side anyone that thinks differently. As long as he is not burning Jews in his oven, who cares what tattoo he has, or what he thinks.

  • http://www.mmacalifornia.net Erin

    I’m not saying saying that communisum isn’t responible for lots of horrible shit. So is Christianity and Islam and Imperialism and tons of other religions and ideologies. The difference being I’m not worried about Monson uneccessarily beating the shit out of someone because of their religion, skin color, or political beliefs.

  • http://allelbows.proelite.com allelbows

    I’m the person who took that photograph. I personally don’t think it was ProElite’s responsibility to look over KOTC’s shoulder for the 100+ fights they put on a year.

    Couple things to address, laser tattoo removal is actually pretty costly because it takes several trips and generally doesn’t work all that well, especially for the amount of ink that guy has (and trust me, he’s not rich by any sense of the word), and YES, many of them are prison tattoos, he was recently released.

    I think it’s a big deal, yeah, I was surprised he was on the card. BUT, he was a respectful fighter and if anything, this has opened up a great dialogue on the subject of racism in MMA. While this is a blatant representation of it, there’s more damaging and implicit racism. And also alarming to me, the amount of homophobia in MMA is ridiculous and makes all us fans look intolerant. All I ever read on forums is fag this, homo that.

    Lastly, ProElite.com just interviews the winners of each fight — Costa happened to win. Trust me, no one wanted him to win that fight. Why is everyone on ProElite’s back, what about all the other photographers? NapkinNights, Fightgame.tv, etc — right, because they’re just messengers. ProElite.com is the messenger — you have an issue, take it up with King of the Cage.

    I honestly think a lot of people are reacting to this without thinking about what they’re saying. By pulling the video, by letting you guys bully the proof off the site, you’re erasing him — you’re erasing proof that MMA needs to evolve and change — you’re taking away any conversation we might get to have about racism in the sport. I am glad we are all talking about this. But I am upset people are responding to hate with more hate. Hate Melvin Costa, hate the SS, hate his white-trash posse if you want, don’t hate on us for reporting what’s there.

  • Xavier

    I love these fucking idiots.

    TJ from the north (I’m in contact against my will with dumb people everyday, but you take the cake for the last month, I swear)
    John
    Etc, etc.

    They go “Freedom of speech” and “mind police”, when in actuality all people are doing is exercising their OWN freedom of speech to tell ProElite to get the scum out. You bring up counter-examples of Monson’s hammer and sickle and some hypothetical nonsense about Satan (Good call there, he totally existed) and your examples make little to no sense… why? Because there’s nothing stopping you from writing to the UFC, or Deep or Shitball World Combat League Xtreme and saying “Y’know, that guy with the sickle, man, that sucks, I’m not ordering your shit anymore.”

    You fucking ‘tards by telling Fightlinker and the readers what to do are yourself acting more like “mind police” than those you’re criticizing. Fuck you and your accept everyone happy shitty garbage ostrich bullshit.

    Consumers telling a corporation that something displeases them = proper free speech. Go to school. Learn. Take logic courses. Please. For your sake.

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    @allelbows:
    “BUT, he was a respectful fighter and if anything, this has opened up a great dialogue on the subject of racism in MMA.”

    Why, in 2007, do we need a dialog about racism? We already know the answer: racism bad. Everybody’s clear on that, right? No? Here’s complete and absolute proof:

    Halle Berry (Black and mixed race, a double threat)
    Natalie Portman (Jewish)
    Jessica Alba (Hispanic)
    Lucy Liu (Asian and mixed race)

    Melting pots are delicious, no?

    And to answer your other question: if ProElite OWNS KotC, then yes, it is their responsibility to police the actions they take.

  • Mobb Deep

    You cocksuckers who try to connect communism and nazism are so fucking retarded. While commys killed more people, the point is that theres nothing in the Commy Manifesto about a particular ETHNIC group of people being dogs and needing to be eliminated. See, Nazism is rooted in RACISM, Communism is not, which so many of you dumb fucks just don’t understand. This is the reason why this is a big deal.
    And yes, if you have a swastika, you endores the killing of Jews, Russians, Poles and everyother single person who is not “aryan”, which includes blacks and latinos. Why do you endore this if you have a swastika. Because thats all the Nazis stand for, you bitches.

  • Matthew Watt

    How you all cannot agree with Fightlinker on this one is beyond me. Exercise you freedom of speech, tell ProElite that this is not cool and needs to be taken care of or else. I know I will.

    And I hardly doubt Melvin’s swastika is meant for “good luck” in the hindu sense of the symbol. Something about that huge fucking eagle over it makes me think not.

  • John

    Of course a consumer telling a company that they are dissatisfied with their product is a good example of free speech, but I’m not questioning their freedom of speech just the motivation. I willing to bet that hardly anyone here has seen a one of Melvin Costa’s four fights, but I am sure all of a sudden every one will pipe up that they has seen at least one of Big Bad Melvin’s fights and where sickened and horrified to the core of their being by his tattoos. For the people that actually spent their hard earned money on KOTC, and felt dirty after you have helped to pay his salary, bitch till your heart is content it is your first amendment right. God bless the USA or Canda or where ever you are.

    Now for the mast majority of the people here that have never spent a dime of KOTG, and are just being dumb-ass knee jerk reactionaries, I say blow it out your ass. You don’t know this man, you have never heard him speak, and you want to run this man out of town on a rail because of a picture illustrating his prison tattoo. Because unless you are an actual KOTC customer, you are being a Thought Nazi.

    BTW Xavier, you are an idiot, the world is full of gray not black and white, as you mature I hope you realize that, and if you don’t please don’t reproduce, because you are goose stepping to the political correctness tune, and that is far more evil.

  • John

    *Downloading illegal copies of KOTC does not make you a consumer.

  • Accomando

    “….You cocksuckers who try to connect communism and nazism are so fucking retarded. While commys killed more people….”

    No one did try to connect them as identical ideologies.

    “…See, Nazism is rooted in RACISM, Communism is not, which so many of you dumb fucks just don’t understand. …”

    What difference does the root cause make if the end result of each ideology is the same exact thing??!!!!

    Trust me, in PRACTICE, the Soviets(communism Sickle/Hammer) and Nazi’s (fascism Swastika) were very, very, very similar.

    All powerful ruler, secret police, minority persecution, imperial war, silience of dissidents, murder of countless civilians, ect. ect.

    Again, while they are theoretically divergent thoughts, just what is the “Huge” difference do you see between the two in PRACTICE???

    I go by the body count, so they are equally EVIL in my book.

  • Accomando

    # 34 & # 40

    Good posts.

  • Xavier

    “BTW Xavier, you are an idiot, the world is full of gray not black and white, as you mature I hope you realize that, and if you don’t please don’t reproduce, because you are goose stepping to the political correctness tune, and that is far more evil.”

    Yes, it’s more evil to agree with people bitching about an entertainment company employing a Nazi than to be a Nazi.

    You are dumb. Not just normal dumb though, normal dumb on the average day meanders around… sometimes stubbing their toe, sometimes saying things like “Y’know, I sure do like that I love New York show on VH1.” You’re special dumb, the kind of dumb which is so dumb that normal dumb looks at you and goes “Damn, there’s something wrong with that boy, he thinks it’s worse to be against Nazi’s than to be a Nazi, because man, is that ever fucking dumb to the degree of the highest dumb possible.”

    As for the guy above me going on about Communism and Nazism having the same result, Communism doesn’t have an inherent result of genocide (Cuba, Vietnam, etc), it’s not part of the official ideology. What caused genocide in the Soviet Union wasn’t Communism, it was a personality cult around a fascist paranoid dictator. Communism continued to exist in the Soviet Union post-Stalin, but genocide did not, genocide in the Soviet Union ended with Stalin. While I abhor communism, it is, at it’s heart, merely an economic model of government and has nothing to do with genocide in general.

    Nazism preaches genocide in it’s ideology, communism doesn’t. That’s the difference.

  • John

    X
    I once knew a man that was always saying things like “damn niggers this or stupid nigger that”, to hear him speak you would think he was full of nothing but ignorance and hate. The same man died because he entered a burning house to help save a little black girl. He wasn’t a firefighter he was just a person passing by when he noticed a house was on fire. It is a person’s action not what they say or wear that defines them.

  • Accomando

    “…Nazism preaches genocide in it’s ideology, communism doesn’t. That’s the difference…”

    I agree with that.

    “…genocide in the Soviet Union ended with Stalin…”

    What happened in Afghanistan?

    Anyway, lets look at the symbols, which is what the argument is about.

    The sickle & hammer IS the symbol of Stalin-style communism, which resulted in what we have described above, murder, genocide, silence of dissidents.

    So I ask you, why is eveyone going nuts over a nazi symbol on a guy in his 4th fight in KOTC, but not no one even batted an eye when a guy was in a title fight in the UFC had a symbol of hate, murder, and oppresion tattooed on his skin?

    Just painfully inconsistent.

    Again, the end result of each was the same, the symbols stand for the same things.

  • kermit.01

    I love how some people try to even defend the fact he has the tattoo. I personally think that hate because of race is silly. Even more silly is the fact that anyone would think it was a good idea to get that tattoo. Prison tat or not, then I just chalk it up to he was an idiot for going to prison. I know, probably wasn’t his fault, I’m sure he was innocent and his lawyer just screwed him..

    Facts are facts and when you put a guy on your show who is basically holding a sign that says “I hate niggers, and oh by the way the holocaust never happened, and even if it did they deserved it the damn dirty jews” then people are going to react. More than that could you imagine the sposors that are likely to pull their money out of the company?

    As for all the excuses I’ve read in this thread, laser removal being expensive, blah, blah blah, then cover it up. He could have a big black box tattooed on his chest.

    As for the Homo thing.. This is so different I don’t know where to start. I guess if a fighter came out with a giant tattoo that said “I’m love cock’ and came to the ring in a feather boa and high heels then sure it might be the same thing– in this case its not. You can’t always tell someone is gay, but that tattoo only means on thing, and its hard to miss.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    I’m about to hop on a bus for 20 hours so this is the last you’ll hear from me:

    1) Kelly has gotten in touch and said “We are taking action and thanks for the heads up.”

    2) KOTC is owned by ProElite, sooooooo yeah

    3) Laser tattoo removal is expensive, but it would cost 50 bucks to just have the swastika inked over. That’s what most guys do when they get out of prison, if they had to get those tattoos to keep from being killed by the real nazis. This dude has been out a year and a half. Plus in the post-fight video that’s no longer there, his crew of skinheads behind him were displaying SS symbols and a shirt with a racist slogan as well.

    4) Good debate both ways … agree or disagree, you’re all free to think and say what you want. That’s what I did.

  • kermit.01

    “I go by the body count, so they are equally EVIL in my book.”

    IF you want to tally up body count then we here in the US would likely be the most evil. We’ve fought more wars, not to mention used the only two Nukes to ever be used against Civilians. So I’m not sure the numbers but I’m willing to bet were up there pretty high.

    As for the comparing of Communism and Nazis. Sure there were allot of similar ideas, but the USSR fought against Nazi Germany. Also Communism was built based on the idea that if the state owned everything the wealth would be distributed evenly. Nazi Germany was built based on the idea that Hitler was divine and that it was his job to cleanse the earth of the jews so that the avians could ascend and rule the world. All in all the Communism idea was rooted in what I believe was good intentions. Sure it got twisted by Stalin and bad things happened. While Hitler built the entire Nazi party with idea and plan to wipe out an entire people.

    So theres your difference.

  • Xavier

    “What happened in Afghanistan?”

    War. What happened in Vietnam?

    “The sickle & hammer IS the symbol of Stalin-style communism, which resulted in what we have described above, murder, genocide, silence of dissidents.”

    No, it’s the symbol of Soviet Communism, introduced in 1917 to signify the sickle of cutting of the fields and the hammer of working in factories, it’s a symbol of “the worker”, not of “Murder, genocide and silence of dissidents.” If you look at the symbol for two seconds and understand anything about the economic theory of communism, you know what it represents. It represents the worker. It has nothing to do with Stalin, read up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_and_sickle

    That said, communism is retarded, but it’s not the pure spastic that having a Nazi symbol is. Not in the same class. I’d agree with you if Monson had a tattoo of Stalin’s big Mario Bros-looking head, but he doesn’t.

  • Mobb Deep

    “No, it’s the symbol of Soviet Communism, introduced in 1917 to signify the sickle of cutting of the fields and the hammer of working in factories, it’s a symbol of “the worker”, not of “Murder, genocide and silence of dissidents.” If you look at the symbol for two seconds and understand anything about the economic theory of communism, you know what it represents. It represents the worker. It has nothing to do with Stalin, read up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_and_sickle

    Bingo. The fact of the matter is that you can reasonably interpret the hammer and sickle in a number of diffrent ways. But there is only on reasonable way to interpret a swastika with a big ass Hitler style eagle over it.

  • http://www.mmacalifornia.net Erin

    Yeah, Monson’s tattoo, kinda an unfortunate choice. He probably should have put some more thought into it, especially seeing as he also has a an Anarchy symbol. But ya know what? Communists in America don’t tend to have a history of curb-stomping the fuck out of Capitalists.

  • Accomando

    “…I’d agree with you if Monson had a tattoo of Stalin’s big Mario Bros-looking head, but he doesn’t…”

    Well, I’d agree with you if the Soviet Flag during Stalin’s rule had a big Mario-bro’s style Stalin head on it, but it didn’t, it had a Sickle and Hammer on it.

    Look, I agree with some of your points, but it is funny to me, that death is not as bad if it comes from the side which is politically”left”.

    You are crazy to think the killing started with stalin, please, the sickle and hammer has represented murder and death from the outset, just ask the Rominovs how that went.

    What they said it was supposed to mean and what it actually ended up representing are 2 completely different things. Recognise that! Both are stupid tattoos!

  • Judge

    Who has a history of curb-stomping in America?

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    Yeah! And I’d agree if the United States flag during slavery and the Indian wars had a big Mario Bros-looking head… wait, what was my argument again?

    @Judge:
    “Who has a history of curb-stomping in America?”

    That would be us white people. Just like in Russia and Germany… Man, we kinda suck dude.

  • el feo

    “Nazi punks fuck off” Dead Kennedys
    You can’t stop Fightlinka, you can only hope to contain him.

  • el feo

    As for Communism being as evil as Nazism and fascism, I’ll just note that the U.S.’s largest trading partner is officially a Communist nation…that doesn’t bother the guy buying 50 cent socks at Wal mart does it?

  • Thorazine

    COSTA’
    Surname Origin: Italian, Spanish, Portugese.

    This guy was in prison, must’ve teamed up with the skinheads. He doesn’t look the nationality… what the f**k..? I don’t understand the intricacy’s of this philosophy, but it’s all trash, that much I do know.

  • all-elbows

    Wow.
    For kermit.01, you proved my point about homophobia in MMA by simply misreading. Amazing.

  • jo oe

    The tattoo around the navel is a prison tattoo. this tattoo is given under force to a subordinate of someone obviously more powerful in the prision.

  • kentyman

    Well then the mystery is solved: Melvin Costa sucks at fighting, at least when it matters most.

  • kentyman

    Apparently that spider web tat has a meaning as well: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/story/2007/10/18/174617/81

  • marshal
  • Oscar
  • Browning 35

    The guy’s proud of his race and he did some jail time. If this wasn’t America where all Whites are supposed to be ashamed of their heritage this wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But everyone on here has got to run around and be oh so sensitive to everyones feelings even though the people that you’re trying to please don’t give a shit about yours.

    If he’s a good fighter than he should be let in, this is supposed to be about fighting, not politics. If a Hispanic guy from one of the So Cal Sureno gangs has “Brown Power” and “La Raza” tattooed on him is a good enough fighter and if people will pay to see him fight then he should be let in too. The same with a Black guy who has “Black Power” or “Kill Whitey”.

    I may root against those guys when they come up and I may hope that they get their asses kicked, but what determines whether they should be there or not isn’t what’s tattooed on their body, it’s how well they fight and if they’re a professional or not.

    And if you’d let in those guys fight without any problem, but not the White guy who has a swastika tattooed on him then you’re a hypocrite, plain and simple.

  • Colt .45

    “what-if” argumentation – i’d prefer when nazis just said that they’re nazis – not even this costa does it in words, as you can see in his interview…

    btw: haven’t seen one with any of the above mentioned tats…
    … and if there are: just do a bit more of research on “la raza” and even “black power” or “black panthers” and compare that to results you might come over for the “Third Reich” where the tat comes from…

    that would enlarge your caliber!

  • Elkmordian

    Fightlinker,
    Man, that phrase you used as an example hurts (“I hate N”). The “50 other bad things” that you could have said, you didn’t say it. Even when fighting for justice a word can be abusive… When discussing these issues, Blacks should not always be used as an example and regardless of the terminology used, it could be tastefully done.

    The use of that kind of language while in principle, is for a good reason; gives license to unpricipled individuals to start tampering with your comment boards. Once they creep in, it will become real messy…. and I will be gone. I don’t need it. I used to fight people for uttering those words. It’s not a word that can be casually dropped. I feel an emotive disgust…

    I have too much education, make too much money and have too many other interests to be subjected to base and degrading language. Yeah, I will admit it sounds hypocritical because the whole aim of the site is to be irreverent, but it was equal opportunity irreverence.

    You have readers of all colors and descriptions reading this site……

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    The point is, a huge swastika tattoo is EXACTLY the same thing to a jew as a “I hate Niggers” tattoo is to black people. Your post saying “The n word is offensive and you must not use it” is exactly the same as my initial post saying “The swastikia is offensive and must not be used”. You’ve just proved the context of my point.
    I don’t want to downplay the offensiveness of the word. I never use the word in a casual way or for humorous pretenses. You can’t just remove the context of the usage and say “It’s always bad to say this word” because in this case I think it was essential in showing people how offensive a swastika is.
    Anyways, I respect your position and hope you see my point and understand where I’m coming from here.

  • kentyman

    I have too much education, make too much money, and have too many other interests to comment on this… oh goddammit.

  • Ason

    Fuck it, let the man keep fighting. In the MMA community you’d be blind to not see that we’ve had fighters that have flirted with that imagery for years without being explicit with it. This seems a natural evolution.
    As funny side note I’m positive that my comments on this guy and how unwhite most white people think they are is what got me banned form sherdog and some other MMA website I can’t even think of.

    as a sidenote
    I would love to fuck a white nazi chick
    that would be over the top hot.

  • andres

    Noo look let him fight so we can see him diee! Haha yea? Anyone?

  • http://www.overthrow.com Bill White

    And why would anyone give a fuck what a Canadian thinks about anything?

    Your country is a petty dictatorship and a running joke in the United States.

  • Scotsman

    Hey, that’s funny Bill “White” – the United States (a real dictatorship) is a running joke in EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. What a coincidence!

    Shouldn’t we feel sorry for this Costa guy? He’s basically emotionally disabled. But then again, it is the American Way® to beat down anyone who’s different until they’re mad enough to shoot up a high school or go to jail and get white power tattoos.

    You know, in lots of other countries around the world, the US flag is a more offensive symbol than the swastika. Nazis are basically insignificant now in global terms. But the US armed forces are still killing minorities in lots of little countries around the world.

    So when proud nationalistic American fighters get on the mic and salute those legitimized murderers after a fight, I find that a whole lot more offensive than some crappy little tattoo.

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