Dustin Holyko Did Not Have an Active Fighter’s License at WSOF 11
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.10.2014
- Earlier this week, it was reportedly that WSOF had released fighter Dustin Holyko due to his criminal past and "Neo-Nazi Tattoos". Holyko has several criminal charges filed against him, including domestic violence, animal cruelty, felony battery domestic violence and domestic battery by strangulation. The fighter served over two years in jail for robbery with a non-deadly weapon and is currently on probation for the offense. He also has tattoos associated with white supremacist groups, including the iron cross, Nazi "SS" lightning bolt, and the words "white" and "pride" on his arms.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the story is not over. Holyko's fighter license expired in December of 2013 and he had not submitted an application for a new license after. This meant that he competed at the World Series of Fighting 11 event unlicensed. The commission is currently claiming an "administrative oversight" and states that they're currently investigating the situation. There are also issues surrounding Holyko and not disclosing his criminal history on his 2011 and 2013 applications. The Daytona Beach News-Journal posted the following…
"The first application, filed in 2011, did not disclose Holyko was a convicted felon, and was not signed or dated. The application also did not indicate his gender.
The second application, filed in 2013, had the words "armed robbery" and "cleared" written under the section that asked if the applicant had been convicted of a crime in the last 10 years. The second application also had a signature and date.
Ancora-Brown said fighters with a criminal history are required to divulge their past when submitting a license application. A criminal background does not mean a fighter will have a license revoked, denied or suspended, Ancora-Brown said."