Yo JP, I wanna see some video of your fight! Sorry to hear about the decision (Im a stalker and looked it up on the website the day after) but at least it went the distance.
Ok, back on topic, so hes just an idiot? Gets a tattoo not realizing that everyone will think hes a Nazi because they think of it differently there?
His looks like it fits this description, not the Buddhist one.
Manji is the Japanese name for a Buddhist and Hindu symbol, 卍, (Chinese: Wàn), usually representative of admirable qualities such as peace or intelligence or strength, depending on clockwise or counter-clockwise direction of the arms. As a result of World War II and Nazism, this hooked cross (Hakenkreuz) [b]is usually perceived as the Nazi "hooked cross" swastika, which is usually differentiated from the Manji by a 45 degree rotation and hooked arms facing clockwise.
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To be fair, judging by the huge oni mask, somewhat obscured by his belt, that GG has tattooed square on his chest, I'm willing to bet the whole tattoo set is a very buddhist/asian motiff sort of thing.
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This thought occured to me as well. Maybe it was just some dickish tattoo artist who thought it'd be funny to put the wrong one in his design.
Originally Posted by Stick
Or simply an ignorant tattoo artist, somewhere between the original design, maybe some copy or stenciling or something, the image may have been mirrored and the artist just didn't know any better, but then I would presme that GG does if that's what he was getting inked on him...... but then some people can be really stupid about their tattoos...
Yeah, I knew some of those stupid people. When I was in the Marines, a guy I knew got a bulldog with USMC underneath it on his arm the same day we left for a new duty station. When we got to the new base and he took the bandage off, the USMC was backwards. Boy was he pissed.
That salute had nothing to do with the Nazis - I just watched his entrance to all three of his UFC 1 fights, and only the first fight against Teila Tuli had anything that could be misconstrued as a Nazi salute. As you can see below, even that would be a serious stretch of the imagination. In his other two fights, against Kevin Rosier and Royce, he only does the closed fist thing.
So, unless he did something different against Yuki Nakai, like raise his hand right up in the air, I don't see a connection. Also, would appear the Yakuza-style tattoos came later, as he's significantly less tattooed in UFC 1.
Wow. In my memory that was a lot more like the Nazi salute. Thanks for posting that. I never thought he was a Nazi, by the way, just giving my thoughts on why he might be perceived that way.
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