Brandao: I want to be UFC champion
What would it mean to you to become this year’s winner of The Ultimate Fighter?
It would mean I could make my mom’s dream come true, that she could own a house. She works so hard to pay her rent. I’ve been working here for three years for a reason and that’s to try to make money to help my family and people in Brazil. I don’t want to be a superstar — if you want to be a superstar you go to Hollywood — but I do want to make money by fighting. I want to buy a house for my mom. And I also want to be proud of myself, and that will come with winning in the UFC.
Do you view yourself as a future UFC featherweight champion?
I definitely want to have a chance to fight for the belt some day. Jose Aldo is my friend and he’s making my country very proud. He’s the best in my weight class and I would have a lot of business to take care of before I’d be able to fight him. But I want to become a UFC champion.