News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal.
Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the incident earlier. According to police, Brandao then “attempted to force his way in by throwing punches.”
When Brandao tried to enter the club a third time, he was wielding a gun which he pointed at a bystander as well as an employee. Brandao then pistol whipped the employee and pointed the gun at a group of people before retreating to his vehicle.
He is currently being held on $15,000 cash bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
Here is Diego’s mug shot, courtesy of Albuquerque Journal:
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