UFC releases Roman Bogatov


From the standpoint of his in-cage performance, Roman Bogatov’s UFC debut couldn’t have gone much worse. Add the controversy surrounding his cornering team, and the UFC is parting ways with the former M-1 champ.

But, the trouble didn’t end there. Shortly after Bogatov’s bout concluded, a screencap from his fight started circulating online. It wasn’t from any of the action, however, but instead an image of one of Bogatov’s cornermen, working with the fighter between rounds. Clearly visible on the cornerman’s arm was a large Schwarze Sonne (or sonnerad)—a neo-Nazi symbol that Heinrich Himmler had inlayed into the floor of the Wewelsburg Castle, which became a center point of SS operations.

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