Junior Dos Santos is a nice guy

Yahoo has a heartwarming little story about Junior Dos Santos bringing a family from the favelas with him to Vegas for this weekend’s fight. Their nine year old boy Breno Luis Ferreira de Carvalho is a regular at Junior’s gym and asked if he could come. So Dos Santos, that lovable lug, agreed to take them. But while Breno might be rich in last names, he is amazingly poor in most other areas:

The family is so poor they not only didn’t have the required travel documents, they didn’t own luggage. They live in a tiny apartment that measures about 16 feet by 23 feet, covered by a thin corrugated metal roof.

When the decision was made to bring them along, someone had to find them. No one knew for sure where they lived. Sophia Ribeiro, a producer for the TV show, went into the favela with a bodyguard, carrying a photo of Breno Ferreira.

“It is an extremely dangerous area,” she said. “There is so much crime there, and you could never go there without a bodyguard.” It’s not unusual to see children, some not much older than Breno, carrying weapons. It is, Dorea said, all part of the drug trade.

Ferreira, though, doesn’t have a concept of the world outside the favela. He didn’t grasp the concept of a television camera. When he spoke in Portuguese to Ezra Edelman, the American producer for the TV show, he was puzzled when Edelman didn’t answer. Edelman doesn’t speak Portuguese and didn’t understand him, but Ferreira wasn’t aware languages other than Portuguese existed.

Junior’s team better keep a close eye on this kid. He’s liable to try and feed a carrot to a bus and get run down.

  • agentsmith

    They showed the kid asking him this on episode 2 of the Primetime show, I wondered if he would actually do it or not.
    http://www.cagepotato.com/video-ufc-primetime-dos-santos-vs-mir-episode-2/

  • Giallo

    Straight outta the concrete jungle

  • Ron Jeremy

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Spectacular work, Leti.

  • drunkenjunk

    who is that?

  • Symbul

    Aww.

  • SHORT_BUS

    After Murr rips JDS’ arm off he should go to the fence and point at the kid and start screaming and slobbering “Brock style”. That’ll send him back to Brazil with a memory that will last a lifetime.

  • sharaab

    that’s some fucked up shit. i’m from india and have seen some terrible situations over there, but even the poorest slum-dweller had a cheap cellphone and satellite tv, even if they lived in a tiny shack. to not even know what basic technology is, or even the fact that other languages exist, that is some next level poverty right there. 

    in fact, i call bullshit. anywhere there is a drug trade, there are cell phones, right? not seeing a computer or understanding the internet (thank you, west linn gangster) is one thing, but i’m pretty goddamn sure they’ve seen photo cameras in the favelas.

  • sharaab

    also, is little Berto retarded as well? will he understand what is happening and cry when Mir rips Junior’s arm off? or will he be too busy counting to potato?

  • iamphoenix

    The family is so poor, I came over for dinner and Breno’s Mom read me recipes. They live in a tiny apartment that measures about 16 feet by 23 feet, covered by a thin corrugated metal roof. Breno’s Mom is so poor her front and back doors are on the same hinge.

    When the decision was made to bring them along, someone had to find them. No one knew for sure where they lived, and the family is so poor and stupid they weren’t sure for themselves either. Sophia Ribeiro, a producer for the TV show, went into the favela with a bodyguard, carrying a photo of Breno Ferreira, which she found at http://www.stupidpicsofpoorkids.com.

    “It is an extremely dangerous area,” she said. “There is so much crime there, and Breno’s Mom is so poor she has to do drive by’s on the bus.” It’s not unusual to see children, some not much older than Breno, carrying weapons made and cut out of cheeto’s cereal boxes because they are so poor. It is, Dorea said, all part of the glue sniffing trade.

    Ferreira, though, doesn’t have a concept of the world outside the favela. He didn’t grasp the concept of a television camera. He once taped a piece of paper to a broken tv and called it paper view.  Breno’s so stupid that when he got locked inside a mattress store he went to sleep on the floor.  

    When he spoke in Portuguese to Ezra Edelman, the American producer for the TV show, he was puzzled when Edelman didn’t answer. Edelman doesn’t speak Portuguese and didn’t understand him, but Ferreira wasn’t aware languages other than Portuguese existed because he’s so stupid he put money in the parking meter and waited for a gumball to come out.

  • Giallo

    ^ lol. that was fucking fantastic dude

  • agentsmith

    Breno’s Mom is so poor her front and back doors are on the same hinge.

    Bravo.

  • frickshun

    Phoeniggz–>HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

    Ryan–>2 Ha’s.

    Leddy–>so_much_boners.

  • #1Jackal

    Funny but not funny.

    Paper View?  LOLZ

    Come on tell me the truth who clicked on the link of stupidpicsofpoorkids.com

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    I clicked it afflicted with hilarity.

  • drunkenjunk

    I clicked it

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Clicked it.  Had a sad.

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