One of the most interesting stories coming away from UFC 168 was the bout between Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao, where not only did Diego Brandao miss weight, but according to Poirier, threatened to stab him. It seems like something that is well out of the realm of normalcy, even for the UFC, and something that goes against the UFC’s code of conduct, but according to Diego Brandao himself, he did threaten to stab Poirier.
… with a pen… [source]
“He was there, bouncing at the weigh-ins, staring at me. I told him backstage ‘if you ever do that again, I’ll stab you with a pen.’ That’s 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.
“I have nothing bad to say to Poirier. He did a good job, and that fight is in the past. I’m learning with the losses, and I only lost to tough opponents. I will rematch those guys one day and I’ll be the UFC champion.”