However, a different fighter in Timo Feucht was originally set to face Bergh according to MMA Fighting, but Feucht would be replaced by Gonzalez after the UFC discovered Feucht’s alleged past ties to a Neo-Nazi group.
Not only due the UFC pull Feucht from a potential bout against Bergh, but the promotion also rescinded a contract offer for Feucht.
Feucht reportedly had ties too a Neo-Nazi organization and right wing hooligan group, while also participating in an attack on the Connewitz district in Leipzig in January of 2016. A report from the Bell Tower News also revealed that the Neo-Nazi group that Feucht was reportedly tied to used “explosive-like pyrotechnics, pepper spray and other weapons and smashed window panes from shops, restaurants and pubs, destroyed cars and attacked people who were present in the district at the time of the crime. Afterwards, axes and knives were also secured around the crime scene.”
The UFC wasn’t the first promotion to rescind a contract offer to Feucht for his alleged Neo-Nazi ties, as Brave CF also did the same thing in 2017. Feucht, despite no longer being a part of the UFC or Brave CF, still trains alongside UFC fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latifi, among others.
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