UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos constantly talks about his childhood in Brazil. Now, with the power to help make dreams come true for those in his native country, “Cigano” is not missing out on the chance.
Dos Santos, who will face Frank Mir Saturday night in the main event of UFC 146 from Las Vegas, flew nine-year-old Brazilian Breno Luis Ferreira to the U.S. to attend this weekend’s card and events. Ferreira was shown several times during the pre-fight press conference on Thursday with members of his family.
“We love having him in the gym,” dos Santos said. “He’s been coming to the gym so often now he’s become a little friend. We call him the ‘Little Guy.'”
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