Diego Brandao

When it rains it pours.

Former TUF winner and 145lb featherweight Diego Brandao has been having a bad year to say the least. The 28 year old Brazilian has lost 3 of his last 5 fights, tested positive for Marijuana, and has recently been drop by the UFC due to legal troubles. Brandao was arrested last month on four felony counts, including assault with great bodily harm and assault with a deadly weapon. The situation occurred when Brandao was caught with a gun outside a popular Albuquerque strip club.

“I don’t want to f*ck up my life,” Brandao told cops.

According to Brandao, while at “Knockouts”, a local strip club he frequents with Jackson-Wink teammates Jon Jones and BJ Penn, a bouncer attempted to choke him and at one point pulled out a gun. Diego Brandao admitted to Albuquerque PD that he did retaliate by pulling out his own firearm, but it was purely in self-defense.

“I’m not a criminal,” Brandao said. “I never got in trouble there. We go there all the time.”

https://youtu.be/edS_HaERqy4 Brandao says the gun belonged to a fellow fighter (not named Jones or Penn), and that he broke the gun up in pieces and placed them in different locations. The Muy Thai striker is currently out on $15,000 bond and is awaiting the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office to decide whether or not to bring the case to a grand jury. What do you guys think? Do you believe Diego Brandao’s story, or will they put him under the jail?

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