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Junior dos Santos eliminated from Brazilian version of Dancing With The Stars

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was given the boot from the competition last Sunday.

UFC Fight Night: Ngannou v Dos Santos Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Junior dos Santos’ time in ‘Danca dos Famosos’, Brazil’s version of popular TV show Dancing With The Stars, ended last Sunday after the former UFC heavyweight champion and his partner were the public’s least favorite pair in a ‘paso doble’ round.

After being sidelined for a couple of weeks due to a bad case of staph infection, Junior came back into the competition, but received the lowest amount of votes out of of five other pairs, leaving the competition on December 1.

In an interview with Globo, the TV station which that broadcasts the show, Junior said he had an amazing time and enjoyed receiving all the support from friends, family, and the fans.

“I leave (the competition) with a heart full of joy. It added great value to my life. I noticed that many people from back home were rooting for me and you can’t put a price on that. Aninha’s dedication (Ana Paula Guedes, Junior’s dancing instructor) was incredible. I only came all the way here because of her. Those moves are not easy to execute, and she had the patience and the dedication. She’s an amazing person. who has wonderful energy.”

You can watch some of Junior Dos Santos’s performances below:

Dos Santos is expected to take on Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 167’s main event, in Raleigh, North Caronlina, on January 25.