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Can a kid from the slums of the Favelas become UFC champion?

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  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    You got stories of Francis recently becoming champion after being homeless. That gives them a bit of that edge or chip on their shoulder if you will.

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  2. bjjwar Brown Belt

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    Aldo f.ex. did
     
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  3. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Sure, why not?
     
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  6. THEfightsAREfixed you can do it

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    Aldo obviously and Charles Oliveira is from the favelas in Vicente de Carvalho lol and fights tonight

    Im guessing most of the Brazilian ufc champs come from favelas.
     
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    Aldo?

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    Oliveira isn't just from the favela. He still lives there. Just in a little bit better house than before.
     
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    Did UFC even had brazilian champion ever? Brazilians arent very good at fighting, only at football
     
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    I think it's like 50/50. Trust fund kids can bang too apparently. Vitor and Machida definitely weren't poor kids.
     
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  13. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    No, they don't even have internet over there.
     
  14. gluehuffer1776 Purple Belt

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    shogun and vitor did
     
  15. Only Here for Attachments Boomer Lives Matter

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    I thought I read somewhere that the Rua family was well-off, too. Not sure how true that is.
     
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  16. LoneStalker Black Belt

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    There was one who dominated the FW division for a decade.
     
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    Luta livre is the martial art of the favelas. The olive man keep his bougie BJJ
     
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  18. neomage2021 Silver Belt

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    Maybe, but it would take a few decades since no Brazilians have ever even competed in MMA and it's not a sport most there have even heard of.
     
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    Lol. Yes, and let’s not forget that Brazil has never contributed any original ideas about martial arts. I keep driving past BJJ academies but have no clue what it stands for
     
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