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Dustin Holyko: Why He is Getting More Media Attention Than WSOF11 Main Card

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World Series of Fighting severed ties with Dustin Holyko, a fighter after finding out he had an extensive criminal history.

Holyko has a 2-1 Pro record in the state of Florida.
Holyko competed on Saturday’s WSOF 11 card at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., losing via second-round rear-naked choke to Neiman Gracie. The Main card of WSOF was stacked and the fights were stacked with talented fighters.

The extensive criminal history was not brought to light until after the fights completion and WSOF released:
“Honestly, we were not aware of Dustin Holyko’s criminal record or any potentially offensive tattoos prior to him competing at WSOF 11. He was licensed by the Florida commission prior to the fight, and it was his third professional fight under their jurisdiction. That said, with the information that has since come to light, we immediately elected to terminate our relationship with Mr. Holyko.”

This subject brings up a lot of mixed feelings. People have since brought into question WSOF role in this or where the blame lies, others have brought up other fighters with questionable tattoos, as well other fighters who have criminal history.

Regardless of your thoughts on this matter the
fact is he is a prelim fighter with a 2-1 record who is now getting more media attention then the rest of the card from WSOF 11.

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Autumn Ziemba
Autumn’s interest in Martial Arts began in her early teens through her father and brother. They trained together for several years. During those years she was also active in Sports. Autumn took a break from Martial Arts and athletics to pursue her education. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Oneonta State College in Sociology with a concentration in Pre-professional Human Services. She then studied Social Sciences at Binghamton University receiving her Masters in Social Science in 2009. Her passion lies in Gender equality for sports and facets of Mixed Martial Arts. She currently works as a Criminal Justice Professional. Writing is a passion of hers and she enjoys engaging with people of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of different perspectives in the world of MMA.
  • Fawn Lopez

    That WSOF card wasn’t “stacked.” WSOF is a d-level MMA promotion with some UFC castoffs and few decent UFC prospects. They could disappear tomorrow and no one would care. Of course this guy is going to badly overshadow a meaningless card. WSOF are so incompetent they put a white supremacist with a long rap sheet onto the NBC broadcast. NBC must feel like dopes for showing that card and airing WSOF. That is why this is a much bigger story. It made them look like amateurs and MMA bad. Use your head.