Ivan Strelnikov was sporting a Nazi “wolfsangel” tattoo across his midsection. A Russian mixed martial arts fighter was told to cover up his Nazi tattoo prior to the start of his most recent fight. According to The Mirror, Ivan Strelnikov was made to cover up the Nazi Wolfsangel tattoo across his midsection ahead of the finale of Hardcore MMA Season 1. (…) Strelnikov, who ironically works in tattoo removal for his day job, had another tattoo on his shoulder covered up, as well as the phrase “born to be white” emblazoned across his stomach. The Wolfsangel is an ancient runic symbol that was appropriated by Nazi Germany. It appeared as part of the divisional insignia of several Waffen-SS units, including the notorious 2nd SS “Das Reich” Panzer Division. As a result, it became a symbol of choice for neo-Nazis in Europe and the United States. More recently, the symbol has been associated with the far-right Azov Regiment in Ukraine.

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