When you’re from the land of gorgeous beaches, beautiful women, and a giant stone Jesus Christ creepily staring at everyone while he shows that he has the same wingspan as Manute Bol, it’s hard not to be proud of where you’re from. Brazil is such an amazing country that America replaced the ‘S’ with a ‘Z’ in order preserve its ultimate form.
While Brazil is an extraordinary place to originate from, it’s widely known that 99% of MMA media from the country is lacking every shred of journalistic integrity the UFC assumes they have. When I was cageside for Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir, there was more flash photography from the Brazilian side of the press row than the entire 14,674 in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. There was even a moment when I left my chair to use the bathroom and returned with three Brazilian guys sitting in my seat — and they refused to get up even after I showed them my press pass.
So it’s not even that shocking that the official Brazilian version of the UFC 166 poster is just a tad nationalistic, as illustrated below.