At the invitation of his tour guide, Jiu-Jitsu black belt Diego Moraes, top UFC bantamweight Scott Jorgensen showed up at São Januário stadium in Rio de Janeiro to catch the game between Vasco da Gama and Lanus in the Libertadores Cup round of 16.
He left the stadium drenched and with player of the game Diego Souza’s jersey.
“It was fantastic. The crowd went wild when Diego Souza made a goal. It was insane. I got stoked by the energy of the crowd, and the fact that they were there in the rain singing the whole time was inspiring,” said Scott, who at the players’ request visited the dressing room to speak with them. He shot the breeze some and was then given the game jersey by the Vasco number 10.
“I’ve got a new favorite team for the Fifa game on Xbox,” said the UFC star. “When I come back to Rio I want to go to another game. I found the crowd to be totally different from the ones at NFL and NBA games, where the crowd is more reserved. The noise and energy of the Rio fans is incredible.”
The purple belt, who has a fight with Eddie Wineland coming up on June 8 under the UFC banner, has a meeting scheduled with another ace in Rio de Janeiro, but this time it’s a star from the ranks of Vasco’s cross-town rival team Flamengo. On the 5th, he and UFC featherweight champion José Aldo will be doing a seminar at Team Moraes. More on this in the following video.