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April 5, 2024 by ABNER HÄUGE

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Mohammed Wadaa, the Marine identified last year as a cofounder of the neo-Nazi “Clockwork Crew,” is out of the brig at Camp Pendleton and is spending his free time trying to make money in prize fights.

Wadaa, formerly a Lance corporal with the 3rd battalion, 5th regiment Marines, was sentenced last July to 11 months in the brig, a demotion to private and a bad conduct discharge for extremist ideology and tattoos after he was identified as a member of the neo-Nazi group. Wadaa, from Oregon, was in the Marines since 2018 and claimed online an ancestor of his fought with the Nazis. Wadaa formed Clockwork Crew with long-time Nazi Nicholas Large. The two met through the Church of Aryanity cult that LCRW previously covered.

Clockwork Crew, formerly Crew 562, is a neo-Nazi “active club”—a culty cross between a self-help fitness group, street brawlers and a graffiti crew. “Active clubs” are modeled off of groups like Patriot Front and Rise Above Movement who require members to engage in trainings for street brawls and document themselves putting up the group’s propaganda in parks and on street signs while on fun runs. Clockwork Crew, in addition to this kind of behavior, previously  joined groups like the Goyim Defense League in antisemitic stunts and tries to put banners with their slogans up, sometimes on highway overpasses, sometimes in downtown areas, usually with little success.

As identified by SoCal Resarch Club and reporter Ali Winston, Wadaa wasn’t the only active duty soldier in Clockwork Crew. Gunnar Naughton, a former Marine from Kansas who was caught stealing 10,000 rounds and grenades from an ammo depot at Camp Pendleton along with four others, joined the group. Naughton was discharged in late 2021 and started posting in their channels the following year. Another member of the group, Ezra Liel from Turlock, CA, was in the Army National Guard in 2021. Liel claimed he was previously part of the now-defunct neo-Nazi terror group Attomwaffen Division. Jayde Milne, longtime racist skinhead and former member of the Marine Corps reservist from Oxnard, CA, is also a member of the group.

According to the amateur mixed martial arts website Camo (archive), Wadaa, who also goes by “Mikhail Markovitch,” has “four years high school wrestling, was on the varsity team senior year, one year of jujitsu, one year of “boxing and sambo.” It says he competed in four “amateur backyard MMA fights.” Tattoos in his profile picture match those in previous photos of Wadaa. On his profile page, he lists his team as “Coliseum [sic] Europa.” His swastika tattoo is blurred out on the website’s profile photo of him.

The CAMO website says Wadaa fought Jaime Nunez at Hendo’s Fight Night in Temecula on March 9th. The crowd booed him as he entered and tore off a piece of tape covering his swastika tattoo. Commentators were nervous about the crowd booing Wadaa and kept talking about his opponent during the fight. When Wadaa won through submission, commentators tried to paper over the crowd’s animosity to him by talking about what “great sportsmanship” the fighters showed by shaking hands after the match. Part of his post-fight interview is inaudible over the crowd booing. Footage of the fight was scrubbed from the event sponsor’s social media afterwards.

Hendo’s Fight Night promoter Daniel Henderson did not respond to a request for comment at press time.

Wadaa is set to fight Steven Raines on Saturday at Lights Out XF in Long Beach.

Lights Out XF did not respond to a request for comment at press time.

Special thanks to SoCal Research Club for their help with this article. You can read their upcoming profile of Wadaa on their blog soon, where they will detail his time in them military and go deep on his online history, including that time he posted a cum tribute on Twitter.


Abner Häuge (they/them) is a journalist and you can’t say they’re not because they got a Master’s from UC Berkeley’s Journalism School. After better journalist @desertborder texted them a hilarious screenshot of a Fox News segment, they spent all night memeing ‘ATTACK AND DETHRONE GOD’ and it became their catchphrase. You can usually find them in the bisexual aisle of the supermarket stocking up on Pocari Sweat for the boog.


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