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Antonio Carlos Junior
TRAINING: Hard work with my friends from Nova União and Junior “Cigano,” former UFC heavyweight champion
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005 because I was very active. I started MMA one and a half years ago.
What ranks and titles have you held? World Champion / Brazilian Champion / Pan American Champion at Jiu Jitsu, TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight winner
Do you have any heroes? Ayrton Senna
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes I did. I went to study physical education but I didn’t finish my studies.
What was your job before you started fighting? I never worked.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? TUF Brazil 3 participant
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Top five in BJJ super heavyweight
Favorite grappling technique: Take the back and submit
Favorite striking technique: Overhand