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.