Not All Brazilians

UFC vet Arroyo relieved Bolsonaro wasn’t re-elected, hopes society learned the dangers of far-right politics
UFC vet Arroyo relieved Bolsonaro wasn’t re-elected, hopes society learned the dangers of far-right politics
Former UFC middleweight Antonio Arroyo is a straight, middle-class, Brazilian man, but he is still a minority. Much like the first guest of the ‘Not All Brazilians’ series, Virna Jandiroba, the 33-year-old differs from most of his fellow fighters when the subject is politics. Born and raised in Para, one of the seven states of […]
UFC’s Jandiroba speaks out against far-right ‘barbarism’, explains why Bolsonaro offends her and her people
UFC’s Jandiroba speaks out against far-right ‘barbarism’, explains why Bolsonaro offends her and her people
Former Invicta strawweight champion and current UFC athlete Virna Jandiroba is in the minority. Coming from one of the poorest regions of Brazil (the Northeast), ‘Carcara’ has always been rather vocal about a subject where most MMA fighters disagree with her views: politics. After her June 2021 TKO win over Kanako Murata, Virna went viral […]