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UFC Gives Diego Brandao the Boot

UFC Gives Diego Brandao the Boot

Usually, TUF winners get cut from the rank of the UFC because they suck, but to the surprise of absolutely no one, the UFC dropped the ax on TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao today because he’s an out-of-control mess whose destiny involves a jail cell.

If you’ll recall, Brandao got drunk and pistol whipped some employees at a strip club in Albuquerque, N.M. last week – and offense he’s certainly going to do time for.

Here’s MMAFighting with the rest of the details:

The UFC has released Diego Brandao.

The former Ultimate Fighter winner was cut this week by the promotion, UFC officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Thursday. This comes on the heels of Brandao’s felony battery arrest earlier this month. Sherdog was the first to report the news of his release.

Brandao, 28, was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 15 on four felony counts, including aggravated battery with great bodily harm. The Brazilian fighter is being accused of pistol-whipping and punching men outside of a strip club after being tossed from the establishment.

Brandao (20-11) is also facing a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana at UFC 195.

Yup. He’s a moron.

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