English

On Wednesday night, Feb. 12, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos took part in a question and answer session in Curitiba. The UFC’s Brazilian Octagon Girls, Camila Oliveira and Jhenny Andrade, also participated in the action that brought approximately 100 fans to the Fnac bookstore. Jhenny Andrade spoke exclusively about the event in Curitiba with The MMA Corner’s Aline Bak.

Jhenny on the Q&A event at Fnac:

“The event in Curitiba was very positive, because we could interact with the knowledgeable fans there. There were several questions asked of Cigano and Paula Sack about the UFC, about who would win the fights, weighing in and having gloves autographed by the fighter. Some questions were so hard that Cigano hesitated, but responded to the public soon after.

“I really came to see that fans of Curitiba love MMA and a lot will be at the Saturday event. Then we had an autograph session along with Camila and Cigano, and everyone was excited to meet a fighter up close and I think us, too.”

Jhenny on Cigano and his fans:

“Cigano was the first fighter I met in person during my press conference at UFC Rio 4. At that time, I did not have much contact with him, just took a picture. Yesterday, I know he was more loose and relaxed, enjoying the moment with his fans. I know also that everyone expects to see him fight soon, preferably here in Brazil.”

Portuguese

Aconteceu na noite dessa quarta feira (12) em Curitiba uma sessão de perguntas e respostas com o lutador Cigano. As Octagon Girls oficiais do UFC no Brasil Camila Oliveira e Jhenny Andrade também participaram da ação que reuniu cerca de 100 fãs na livraria Fnac. Abaixo Jhenny Andrade fala com exclusividade sobre o evento em Curitiba para The MMA Corner’s Aline Bak. Confira:

“O evento em Curitiba foi bem positivo pois pudemos interagir mais e testar os conhecimentos do público presente. Rolaram várias perguntas feitas pelo Cigano e Paula Sack sobre o UFC, quem acertasse levava ingressos da luta, pesagem e luvas autografadas pelo lutador. Algumas perguntas eram tão difíceis que o próprio Cigano errava mas público acertava logo depois.

“Realmente deu para ver que os fãs de Curitiba amam MMA e estarão em peso no evento de sábado. Depois tivemos uma sessão de autógrafos junto com a Camila e o Cigano e todos foram ao delírio quando conheceram de pertinho o lutador e acho que a gente também.”

Jhenny falou sobre o lutador Cigano com seus fãs:

“Sobre o Cigano ele foi o primeiro lutador que eu conheci pessoalmente durante minha coletiva de imprensa no UFC Rio 4. Naquela oportunidade não tive muito contato com ele, apenas tiramos uma foto. Ontem percebi ele mais solto e descontraído curtindo aquele momento com os seus fãs. Percebi também que todos esperam vê-lo lutar logo e de preferência aqui no Brasil.”

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.