Brazilian jiu-jitsu champ and MMA fighter Gabi Garcia have accused her husband of domestic violence.
Garcia took to Instagram to accuse her husband of domestic violence which surprised many. The Brazilian is undefeated in MMA as the 6’2″ 209lb fighter has been competing in RIZIN but finally decided to share the disturbing news.
The person she once trusted, her estranged husband Bruno Almeida, is accused of inflicting unspeakable physical violence upon her throughout their relationship. It is a heartbreaking reminder that behind the glitz and glamour of success, even champions can be victims of darkness. In solidarity with Gabi, we raise our voices against all forms of abuse and offer our unwavering support as she walks the difficult path of healing and recovery. Together, let us stand against this scourge and ensure that no one else suffers in silence.
‘It’s Time to be Brave’
“The time has come. It’s time to be brave and tell everyone why I’ve been away for the past two years. They were the worst years of my life, but I’ll show all the details at the end of this week. I didn’t think this could ever happen. That someone could be so bad. A criminal. A person who has commited crimes before and after he was with me. A person who has money and asked for pension, my purses, my earrings. Asking for my house. Using the name Garcia,” Garcia said.
“Married, with a son and using my last name. A person who says she is a child of God, who went to my wedding and wrote ‘God bless you’ is still his lover,” Garcia added. “Because that guy won’t divorce me. Even with a restraining order and the Maria da Penha law (A Brazilian law created to protect women who were victim of domestic violence) by my side, he didn’t stop. There are 19 cases of fraud on my credit card, closed my accounts in three different banks. I would get home to no water, no power. He took the money from my payments.”
“I had to go to court to prove that I’m the owner of my own house. He lied to his lawyer by saying that it was rented. He asked for my Chanel earrings, my purse collection, pension. He had people intimidating me. Job? He doesnt’ have one. He lives on allowance from his mother. I’m posting everything. We have to believe in the law. My parents have depression, I can’t leave my house. I still have to put a finish to some wars, though. I’ll tell my fans every single detail so I can help women who have been abused,” Garcia concluded.
After Gabi Garcia went public, she got several messages of support from fighters and fans alike. However, UFC middleweight Paulo Costa took to Twitter to share a joke which many fans didn’t think was very funny.
Who the hell was the husband, Thanos? pic.twitter.com/mz9HHXoiFv
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) June 1, 2023
“Who the hell was the husband, Thanos?,” Costa wrote.
Gabi Garcia also revealed she and her family received death threats from her husband during the abuse. Garcia also shared screenshots of messages she got before finally coming public with the information.