At least ex-UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was wearing his Reebok shirt when New Mexico cops detained him for alleged weapons charges. Now let Brandao describe in his own words hitting the New Mexico strip club scene with fellow UFC fighters BJ Penn and Jon Jones. Sober weight lifting Jon Jones hitting up the local strip club buffet line? Motivated BJ Penn partaking in some lap dances?
According to reports on April 15th Brandao pistol whipped a bouncer at the New Mexico strip called Knockouts. Brandao then allegedly fled the scene where he broke the weapon in several pieces.
From TMZ Sports
“During the interrogation, the 28-year-old Brazilian fighter begins by adamantly denying he ever had a weapon — but the cops pressed him hard and warned there would be consequences if he was lying.
“Listen, you just said you don’t wanna f*** your life,” one of the cops told Brandao … “If anybody comes up with video showing that you had a gun, you’re life is gonna be f***ed.”
Brandao immediately changed his story and admitted to having the gun — but says he only pulled it out because one the bouncers had a gun. Plus, Brandao says he was being choked out and wanted to put a stop to it.”
Brandao was released by the UFC in January and has gone 2-1 over his last three fights since suffering TKO loss to Conor McGregor in July 2014.