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There’s nothing sadder than a fighter who was once great but is now struggling with demons.
I’m talking about Marlon Sandro, who was an elite fighter in Bellator from 2011 to about 2013. Since then, the former Nova Uniao rep and jiu-jitsu black belt has been kicking around Brazil, drinking too much and beating his woman.
Seriously, Sandro choked his fiancee unconscious back in December, was kicked off the Nova Uniao team, and is facing justice via the Brazilian criminal justice system.
He’s also begging for a fight on social media because he needs money.
Here’s his Instagram post, but it’s all Portuguese, so MMAFighting has the translation below.
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
I know I had my moment of mistake, I’m working on getting better and being a new man. 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.
Wanna to judge me, fine, I accept all judgements. 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.
Bellator MMA has done some serious housecleaning in recent weeks, clearing its roster of several recognizable names.
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Event: Bellator 195: “Caldwell vs. Higo”
Date: Fri., Mar. 2, 2018, on Paramount Network
Location: WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma
Bellator 195 Main Event:
135 lbs.: Darrion Caldwell (11-1) vs. Leandro Higo (18-3)
Bellator 195 Main Card (9 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Joe Warren (15-6) vs. Joe Taimanglo (23-8-1)
125 lbs.: Kristina Williams (1-0) vs. Emily Ducote (6-3)
Bellator 195 Undercard:
185 lbs.: Romero Cotton (1-0) vs. Justin Reeser (1-1)
125 lbs.: Ky Bennett (0-1) vs. Morgan Solis (2-0)
185 lbs.: Andrew Parker (7-2) vs. Levi Queen (10-4)
185 lbs.: Teagan Dooley (3-0) vs. Kevin Holland (10-3)
145 lbs.: Thomas Lopez (1-3) vs. Aaron Webb (1-0)
145 lbs.: Treston Thomison (10-6) vs. Jessie Vasquez (2-3)
To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.
Bellator put forth another edition of their heavyweight tournament at Bellator 194 last night, with UFC vets Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione going at it.
The bout was a rematch, with Nelson taking their first meeting years back via TKO. But “Big Country” – infamous for his over-sized belly and unnatural mullet – had the magic of promise and potential back then. That magic has long since left him.
Yes, Nelson lost a majority decision last night. Yes, he tried to hug Mitrione to death. And yes, it sucked.
I remember vividly Nelson ascension, first in the IFL, then in TUF. He was an enigma, somehow both fat and in fantastic shape, and though he had a jiu-jitsu black belt, he was knocking dudes out.
But his waning years in the Octagon saw all those compelling traits fade. Now he’s in Bellator, and we get to watch this aged, overweight fighter struggle.
In all three rounds of his bout with Bellator 194 bout against Mitrione, Nelson scored takedowns – late in the first and second, and early in the third. But only in the third did Nelson show some grappling prowess. It was otherwise all about Mitrione kicking out his legs on the feet, and marking him up in the exchanges.
Obviously, the majority decision meant the bout was close on the scorecards. But it’s hard to watch the Nelson of now and not compare him to the Nelson of then.
Elsewhere on the card, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire smashed Derek Campos in a rematch. This time it was an uppercut that laid Campos out, and you have to hope the poor fella has learned to never trade punches with the Brazilian again.
Bellator has gone all in on pro boxer Heather Hardy’s transition to MMA, even though it’s been a rocky one. But hey, apparently putting Hardy in against a walking punching bag named Ana Julaton did the trick. Hardy took the decision after three “meh” rounds.
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