UFC Release Diego Brandao following his Arrest

Just a week after he was arrested by the police following an assault incident in a strip club, UFC have released a statement that they have released the Brazilian from his contract.

The fighter was taken into police custody a fortnight ago after being allegedly involved in an incident that left the security of a strip club in New Mexico injured.

Following complaints from the management of the Strip club, Brandao was arrested on April 15 and is now facing prosecution from the local authorities. The Police have leveled the charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault on the 28-year-old Brazilian.

Since signing his first contract with UFC in December 2011, the Brazilian has fought 31-times to date. Of those 31 fights, the Brazilian maintains a win/loss record of 20/11.

Prior to this incident which has led UFC to his sacking, the fact that Brandao wasn’t in the fighting ring before this incident cannot be ignored.

In fact, the main reason for his absence from the fighting ring was an in-competition test that was taken at the start of this year.

While Brandao claimed otherwise, the reports of the test showed that Brandao was taking a banned chemical.

While the current incident has earned the headlines, the fact that Brandao was already suspended prior to this incident is also a concern for the fighter.

Today, a UFC Official cited the clauses of his contract in order to justify the “suspension of his license”.

Also, according to the UFC official, the latest event has also resulted in the loss of Brandao’s last UFC bout.

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