Former UFC fighter Antonio Carlos Junior finds himself in hot waters for a sexual harassment incident. He was then removed from Big Brother Brasil promotion after the incident.
Carlos Junior was competing in the 2023 season of Big Brother Brazil. Mexican model, Dania Mendez put forward a sexual harassment complaint against the former UFC fighter. The promotion immediately removed Antonio Carlos Junior from the 2023 season.
Antonio Carlos Junior won The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 back in 2015. He fought in the UFC for seven years. In the UFC, he had 7 wins and five losses. He lost three in a row against Ian Heinisch, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares, which led the UFC to release him. He has a win over former UFC title Challenger Marvin Vettori.
Former UFC fighter Antonio Carlos Junior expelled from Big Brother Brasil after committing a case of sexual harassment 😬 #MMA #BigBrotherBrasil https://t.co/4eNeGpwEjd— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) March 17, 2023
Since leaving the UFC, Carlos Junior has continued his MMA career. He signed with PFL in 2021 and won the PFL Light Heavyweight Tournament. He is undefeated in PFL and has a four-fight winning streak in PFL. Carlos Junior is recovering from an ACL injury that led him to participate in Big Brother Brazil.
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Antonio Carlos Junior is not the first fighter to have harrasment claims after leaving UFC
Antonio Carlos Junior is not the first fighter to have a complaint against him for a sexual harassment incident. Many fighters have preceded him, with notable examples of Greg Hardy and War Machine. Big Brother Brasil has come out with a statement regarding the incident.
“We have a guest in the house, a visitor. A person that came from another country. Above all that a woman. And as every woman, she deserves absolute respect. After everything we saw and heard, I’m here to say we didn’t like what we saw yesterday. ‘Sapato’ and Guime crossed the line. And you must be careful with boundaries. In there and out here. So, for going against the rules of the program, Guime and ‘Sapato’ are eliminated from BBB 23.”
‘Sapato’ is the nickname of Antonio Carlos Junior. From the statement of the promotion, Carlos Junior broke the boundaries. He also went against the rules of the program, resulting in his removal.
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