Breaking news: Brazilian fighters love Big Nog


If the thousands of screaming Brazilian fans at HSBC Arena didn't convince you of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's popularity in Brazil, this backstage video of Nogueira's friends and teammates celebrating after his win will.

Filmed by Gesias "J.Z." Cavalcante, it shows the room erupt at Nogueira's win, and the several men grow emotional as the noise dies down. Anderson Silva, who was less than an hour from his own big win, grew emotional from seeing his friend win.

This video reminds us that all the talk that fighters give to the team in MMA is not lip-service. Nogueira's win didn't just belong to him, but to everyone who helped him -- or he helped -- along the way.

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