At tonight’s UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2, TUF winner Diego Brandao will be headlining the preliminary portion of the card when he takes on Will Chope. This will be Chope’s second trip into the Octagon, but his first since Bleacher Report discovered that he was discharged from the Air Force for getting way too violent with his wife.
The details are pretty ugly, and involve him threatening her with a knife, slamming her head to the floor and smothering her.
It’s unclear if the UFC knew about Chope’s history. However, it’s a safe bet that they know now.
As of this writing, they’ve released no statement on the matter, but it’s not hard to see Chope getting cut from the roster more easily if he loses yet again in the organization.