Junior dos Santos ‘Cigano’

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos explained that he got his nickname ‘Cigano (Portuguese for gypsy)’, because when he had long hair, he used to tie it back and his friends would say that he looked like a gypsy.

The Brazilian mixed martial artist used to hate the nickname, but this encouraged his friends to continue to call him Cigano and eventually the name stuck.

Junior dos Santos now embraces the bald hairstyle, but he will always be known by his fans as Cigano.

Did you know that Cigano learned English by watching The Simpsons cartoons?

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