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Default Diego Brandao confirms he threatened to stab Dustin Poirier

From MMAFighting.com (By Guilherme Cruz on Jan 6 2014, 10:00a):
Right after a first-round TKO win at UFC 168, Dustin Poirier revealed that Diego Brandao threatened to stab himfollowing the official weigh-ins. And it turned out to be true, as Brandao confirmed the information to MMAFighting.com.

"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.

"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 Iíll be the UFC champion."

Brandao missed weight by eight pounds at UFC 168, and he blames a car accident he suffered two weeks before the fight for his pre-fight issues.

"A drunk man hit my car, and I ended up crashing in another car," he said. "I had to go to my lawyer. (The other driver) didn't want to pay the costs to fix my car. I did my best, I was a warrior just to step inside that cage. Any other fighter would just run away, but I needed that."

According to the Brazilian featherweight, he had problems cutting weight since he couldnít train after the accident, so he ended up weighing 180 pounds a couple weeks before the bout.

"I couldnít run, I couldnít cut weight to fight," he said. "I had inj