Marlon Sandro (23-4) has decided to stop agonizing over his loss to current Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran (17-4) and look at what’s ahead. Curran handed Sandro his first Bellator loss when the two met in the Summer Series tournaments finals. Daniel Straus (21-4) would knock Sandro out of the following tournament, again the finals.
“I had it in my head that I needed to avenge my loss to Curran, since he’s the first and only fighter to knock me out,” said Sandro to MMA Junkie. “Nowadays, I’m thinking differently. I’m thinking forward. If we face each other again, I’ll seek to improve my training to defeat either one of them. But what I want for now is to continue winning and win the title, God willing.”
Last week at Bellator 81, Sandro was able to submit Dustin Neace (23-19) in the first round. With the win, Sandro hopes for another chance in the next tournament. That win now makes him 6-2 for Bellator, where he has fought exclusively for since the summer of 2011.
“I’ll train and improve,” said Sandro. “I’ll stop promising things now because I’ve done enough of that. Now it’s time to get the work done.”