Bellator MMA veteran Marlon Sandro has been accused of attacking fiance Tayssa Wuensche this past Thursday morning in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
A friend of the victim from the alleged attack posted about the incident on Instagram.
Here is a translation of what the friend wrote, provided by Google Translate:
”You reading this post may find it shocking to be reading this post. You may be wondering how someone has the courage to expose themselves that way. If you thought that way, reflect. the correct question is "How can one have the COURAGE OF DOING THIS WITH A HUMAN BEING". Even when monsters like @marlon_gladiator will go unpunished in cases of violence such as these in the square San Salvador in Rio de Janeiro. What right does this monster think he has to beat his own girlfriend or anyone else? 휉 because he learned MMA and is a fighter who is in the right to solve everything in the beating? for these are not the teachings of the struggle. what argument or fact justifies this? None. Nothing will ever justify aggression. NOTHING WILL NEVER JUSTIFY MEXER WITH THE INTEGRITY BE MENTAL OR MORAL PHYSICAL OF ANY HUMAN BEING. that justice can be done. I'm sure your mentor did not teach you that everything is settled. Tay, if you can shake off this dust, get a good pair of heels and sambar in this guy's face, for none of them will pass by! Count on me. Share this post because this guy needs to be arrested!” #mexeucomumamexeucomtodas #agressoresnaopassarao
MMA Fighting was able to contact the alleged victim in Wuensche, who says charges will not be pressed against the Bellator MMA veteran:
"What I plan on doing from now on is to find my peace. To be in peace. This episode will be in the past and I may get back up again and be well. I died inside right now. But I have no intentions of filing charges in the police station because we had a great family, I’m crazy for his kids, and I only think about him — even though he didn’t think of his kids when he did this, I think about them now. Of course that I don’t want any trouble for him, I simply want distance now," says Wuensche.
Sandro was last seen in the corner of former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 218.
Wuensche also stated that she didn’t want to make things public, but her friends posted the images on social media without being made aware of it first.
"What I’m feeling right now is the biggest disappointing and frustrating of my life,” Wuensche said. "I feel pain, not only physical, but I feel destroyed inside. Of course that I would never expect this from him. He’s the man that I was going to get married with. We were living together for a while now, it was a beautiful family. I loved his kids, and I never expected this from him, of course. I never thought it would get this far, so I’m very disappointed. I’m also a bit scared because of how big this story has become because I’m not the one who (revealed this). My friends were outraged after seeing me like this and started to post on social media. I also didn’t expect to get to this. I’m very embarrassed. I feel very embarrassed, even though I know I have no fault. But it’s embarrassing to be exposed like this. I’m not a public person, I work in a private company, I’m a publicist, and I have nothing to do with the fight world or anything like that. He’s the one with a public life, so this scares me a lot. I never imagined myself in this position."
As a result of the fighter’s alleged actions, coach Andre Pederneiras has removed the Brazilian from Team Nova Uniao.
"I was caught by surprise on Thursday night with these photos online," Pederneiras said. "We haven’t been able to get in touch with Marlon yet, but given the severity of the facts, Nova Uniao announces that Marlon Sandro is no longer part of the team."
Since the incident became public, no comment has been made by Sandro and the fighter has also deleted most of his social media accounts.