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Video: New mini-documentary profiles UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos grew up in such poverty as a child he once had to give up studying martial arts for several years because he couldn’t afford the classes. His life changed when he got his hands on a VHS showing Rickson Gracie fighting in Japan and decided to devote himself to a career as a mixed martial artist. At the start of his fighting career, he had to lie to his mother because she didn’t want him to compete in MMA, but Dos Anjos is now the UFC lightweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artists in the world. This is his story…

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