Gian Villante tosses teenager in spirited tribute to Paige VanZant

UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant finished in second place during the latest season of Dancing with the Stars after a string of impressive performances that helped her finish higher than any other fighter has on the show.

Plenty of fighters and media members across the MMA community expressed how proud they were of VanZant, but no one appeared more proud that light heavyweight Gian Villante.

The New York native and teammate of former middleweight champ Chris Weidman sent this video to Good Morning America the day after the Dancing with the Stars finale and he could barely contain his excitement.

We were all excited for VanZant, but Villante has us beat.