Brandao admits to stabbing threat, says Poirier was scared

Prior to UFC 168, Diego Brandao supposedly threatened to stab Dustin Poirier, which Poirier himself reported. Today Brandao revelaed that the threat was indeed lijit:

He was there, bouncing at the weigh-ins, staring at me. I told him backstage 'if you ever do that again, Iíll stab you with a pen.í Thatís what happened," Brandao said.

"Every time he saw me at the hotel he kept staring at me, and I responded asked what was the problem, if he looking like that because he was hungry or what. When he got inside the cage I saw he was scared. He got lucky (to win)."

Brandao confirms he threatened Poirier, but never meant to really stab him.

"I have a lot of things to change, including the way I speak, my personality," he said. "People think I'm an ignorant man, but I'm a funny guy. But when I get inside that cage, I'm fighting for my family and my career. It's hard to explain. I'm still learning, and I will be at the Top 10 one day.