Marlon Sandro Releases Statement Two Months After Allegedly Assaulting Fiancee

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 20, 2018


Marlon Sandro has broken his silence some two months after allegedly assaulting his fiancée in Brazil.

The Bellator MMA and Sengoku veteran admitted to making a mistake in a post on his Instagram account Tuesday, but does not mention fiancée Tayssa Wuenchse directly. According to multiple reports, Sandro allegedly choked Wuensche unconscious in the middle of the street at the San Salvador Square in Rio de Janeiro in December and hit her multiple times after she regained consciousness.

“I know I had my moment of mistake, I’m working on getting better and being a new man,” Sando wrote [translation via MMAFighting.com] “I quit drinking, that was one of the things that made me lose my temper. Every person has his belief and I don’t criticize them, every one searches for your spiritual balance, and mine is church. I live in the (favela), I could be in crime doing drugs, but it’s the opposite, I want to be a better human being.

“I know I can be better than I was. Want to judge me, fine, I accept all judgements,” he continued. “But what do you prefer? That I give myself up to drugs? Or that I try to fix what I did wrong? What would you do if you were in my position? Justice is being done in court. I only ask this chance to all promotions.”

A video also accompanies the post in which Sandro says he is unemployed and needs the opportunity to fight. The 40-year-old was kicked off the Nova Uniao team following news of the attack. Sandro is a veteran of 37 professional fights. He last competed at Shooto “Brazil 74” on Aug. 27, when he submitted Diego Arturo Huerto Jauregui in the opening stanza.

Sei que tive meu momento de erro, estou trabalhado para melhorar, e ser um novo homem, larguei o álcool, isso foi uma das coisas que me fez errar é perder a cabeça. Cada pessoa tem sua crença e eu não os critico, cada um procura seu equilíbrio espiritual e eu à igreja. Moro no morro, poderia estar no crime me drogando, mas ao contrário disso, quero ser um ser humano melhor. Sei que posso ser melhor do que eu foi. Querem me julgar tudo bem, eu aceito todos os julgamentos, mas o que preferem? Que eu me entregue às drogas, ao mundo ? Ou que tente concertar o que fiz de errado ? Se você estivessem no meu lugar o que fariam ? A justiça já está sendo feita no tribunal. Só essa chance que peço a todos e aos eventos e organizações. #resiliencia #querovoltar #mma #bellator #bellatormma #shootobrasil #roadfc #pancrase #acb #onefc #errejota #jp #br

A post shared by Marlon Sandro (@marlon_gladiator) on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:59am PST

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