Diego Brandao may be a psychopath, but he’s a psychopath with a heart of gold. Fresh off of winning the 145lb TUF tournament and taking home Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night awards worth 40k a pop, he’s already looking to spread the love around.
“I’m going to tell my mom to stop cleaning houses; I don’t like this,” Brandao said following his big win (props to MMAJunkie). “I’m going to take my mom from this crazy life to clean the houses of people. Now if she wants to come to the U.S., she can come to the U.S. If she wants to live in Brazil, she can live in Brazil. You pick. Whatever you want.”
“I feel happy,” Brandao said. “I made my promise when I got into the house. Now I want to spend $15,000, which in Brazil means $30,000. I want to spend it for kids in Brazil who have cancer and on the hospitals. I’m going to visit the hospitals. I’m going to make a better Christmas in Brazil for the kids this year because I haven’t had a happy Christmas since my dad passed away.”
Diego’s record leading up to TUF wasn’t exactly stellar at 13-7 but he attributes a lot of his recent success to God – but not your standard Catholic or Protestant god. No, Diego is a Mormon, and while Mormons like to pretend they’re just like you, the truth is Mormons are