During the Carnival holiday, it's reported that he and a group of friends were playing with barbecue skewers, which is illegal by municipal law. When they noticed that they were being recorded, Brandao immediately ran in the direction of the camera and started to threaten the journalists, while apparently under the influence of alcohol.
In the middle of a series of swear words, Brandao said that he'll sue the TV station if the video get published, calling the situation a "privacy invasion". At the end of the argument, he threatened one of the reporters, telling him
The featherweight fighter has no fight scheduled. His bout at UFC 183 was scrapped on the day of the event, back on January 31, after his opponent Jimy Hettes had to pull out of the fight due to illness.