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Watch Junior dos Santos return to Brazil after winning belt

Maggie Hendricks
Cagewriter

If you wondered why the UFC was so eager to return to Brazil, just months after their jam-packed UFC 134 event, watch this video of Junior dos Santos returning home to Brazil after winning the heavyweight championship. You don't have to watch the whole thing to get the idea -- especially if you get seasick -- but catch the last 20 seconds to see "Cigano" celebrate atop a firetruck.

Who wouldn't want to be greeted by a brass band, hordes of cheering fans, media, cameras and a firetruck? That sort of passion for dos Santos speaks both to the love of MMA in Brazil and to his popularity.

Thanks to Ariel Helwani.

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