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Junior dos Santos Net Worth

Junior dos Santos Net Worth is
$10 Million

Junior dos Santos Bio/Wiki 2018

Junior dos Santos Net Worth $2 Million

Brazilian mixed martial arts martial artists and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He was raised by his mother as well as as a way to aid the family, he started working in the age of ten. He was 19 when he first met his wife, Vilsana Picolli, in a restaurant where he was employed as a server. Nonetheless, after ten years, they had divorced. Junior dos Santos was 21 years old when he started to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Yuri Carlton. Carlton saw his potential and after working with him for some time, he encouraged dos Santos to start training in mixed martial arts. He was soon encouraged to join an MMA practice where he met his boxing coach Luis Carlos Dorea. About after a year Carlton started training jiu jitsu, he made his debut professional fight. Dos Santos was really successful initially. Dos won six out of seven match-ups suffering his only loss to Joaquim Ferreira. Dos quickly pulled the attention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Dos debuted for the UFC on October 25, 2008 as a heavyweight boxer in the UFC 90. Dos knocked out top competition Fabricio Werdum despite he was considered an underdog. As a UFC fighter, he’d been amazingly successful with 15 wins out of 16 bouts where 11 of them were won by knockout. Junior dos Santos’ hero is Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. Antonio speaks native Portuguese, English and Spanish. His nickname Cigano started because he shows up in a practice together with his long hair in a ponytail. Cigano means Gypsy in Portuguese.

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