Diego Brandao Batters Strip Club Employee With Firearm


Diego Brandao was arrested on Friday night on four felonies, one of them for assault in which he caused great amounts of physical harm and three more for the same thing, but instead with a gun, pistol-whipping the victim… Albuquerque, NM Police documents say Brandao was recently discharged directly from Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center for a bond of $15,000 on Saturday after the felony. The 28-year-old refuses to give the department a plea unless he’s indicted. The county district attorney’s office has a period of 10 days to decide whether to pursue or drop the case. According to the police department’s report of the incident, Diego was at Knockouts strip club in Albuquerque at 2:30 on Thursday morning. After a disagreement with the DJ he was asked to leave, he then refused… He then tried to forcibly get back in, allegedly punching bouncer Anthony Romero and also other attendees and civilians at outside of the club. Apparently he then disappeared from the club and then returned with a firearm. A patron of the club named Lavon King later told the police that Brandao aimed the gun at him and proceeded to batter employee Patrick Otero with it. Brandao allegedly used the bottom of the weapon to strike the victim employee on his chin. Causing an abrasion confirmed by a photo that Otero sent to the police afterwards. Brandao disappeared from the strip club before police came to the scene. Brandao and his team have refused to comment on the incident time. This is what the UFC had to say about the scene that Brandao caused: “We are aware that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested Friday following an altercation at a business establishment in Albuquerque, N.M. We are in the process of gathering more information at this time. While we are concerned by the nature of the reported allegations, it is important to note that Brandao is entitled to due process in a court of law. We will have no further comment until more information can be gathered.” Mr. Brandao is also still on a temporary suspension for marijuana usage from the Nevada Athletic Commission after his positive test before his fight with fellow 145-pounder Brian Ortega at UFC 195… His court hearing will commence on the 19th.

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