After Junior dos Santos (Pictured) knocked out Cain Velasquez to capture the heavyweight crown, UFC president Dana White estimated that 60 million people in Brazil watched their countryman accomplish his dream. JDS coyly followed up by stating, “I’m famous now.”
Um, yeah. After his plane touched down in his homeland, dos Santos was greeted by dozens of television cameras and hundreds of his fans screaming his nickname “Cigano.”
There was even a live band playing the walkout music he used to enter the Octagon this past Saturday, which the theme song to “Rocky.”
It appears Brazil’s next great fighter has officially arrived.
Please click the media player below to watch 2Santos’ homecoming: