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Gian Villante tosses teenager in spirited tribute to Paige VanZant

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 3: Gian Villante speaks to the media during the UFC 196 Ultimate Media Day in the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on March 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 3: Gian Villante speaks to the media during the UFC 196 Ultimate Media Day in the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on March 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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.

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Ha! @GPVillante gives @PaigeVanzantUFC an amazing @UFC themed congratulations. 😂 #DancingOnGMA https://t.co/qgwfS1B0OY

— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 25, 2016

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