"As soon as school ends, Breno always appears. We love having him in the gym. He’s been coming to the gym so often now he’s become a little friend. We call him the 'Little Guy.' After my last sparring session before flying to the US, he asked me why I had to fight in Vegas, and when I explained he said he wanted to come to help me win. He didn’t have a passport, his mother didn’t have a passport but I was a little guy once and people helped me. If we could make the little guy’s dream come true, if we were able somehow, why wouldn’t we? At this point in my career, I can be a motivation and role model for these little guys from home. The kids see that all the fighters from the gym have good cars; they can see that hard work does lead to something good in life."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos, who defends his strap against Frank Mir this Saturday night (May 26, 2012) in the main event of UFC 146 from the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, has a little extra motivation to win this weekend now that he has a "little" guy in his corner. "Cigano" made nine-year-old Brazilian buddy Breno Luis Ferreira's dreams come true by flying him to "Sin City" to watch this weekend's mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza. It's nice to have a UFC fighter making headlines for something other than breaking the law or failing a drug test, for a change.