Before Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos Battles Airlines

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Junior Cigano and his team at Salvador, Brazil airport (Photo posted on his Twitter account)

After toiling away to make it to his showdown with former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in 100 percent shape, Junior dos Santos never imagined he’d still have some more suffering to do before arriving at his Las Vegas destination.

The Brazilian missed his flight to the United States on Christmas Eve. “Because of the whim of the airline the week has started out awfully for me. It would be easy to shrug it off if I didn’t have an important fight coming up on Saturday. TAM lied and told its customers that the airport was closed, and for reasons unknown to me, they made life rough on me,” Cigano posted on Twitter.

“TAM ruined my trip. It took me six hours of flying to get from Salvador to São Paulo, and then I missed my flight to Vegas. Major lack of respect. This is an outrage,” added the fighter, who finally arrived in the United States today.

Check out the following video of Cigano going through his preparations for his December 29 showdown with Cain Velasquez:

UFC 155
MGM Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
December 29, 2012

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