Raul Rosas Jr.’s goals are a lot bigger than just becoming the youngest UFC champion.
Rosas Jr. (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), at just 18, became the youngest fighter in UFC history when he dusted Jay Perrin by first-round submission in his octagon debut this past December.
Rosas Jr., who was cornering his brother Kevin Rosas at Fury FC 73 this past Sunday at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, took the microphone during the event to declare his intent of becoming a three-division UFC champion.
“I’m just getting started – like this is nothing to me,” Rosas Jr. said. “I ain’t celebrating nothing yet until I have them three belts around my waist: 135, 145, 155 (pounds). Let’s go. Woo!”
Rosas Jr., who was named MMA Junkie’s 2022 Newcomer of the Year is already booked for his sophomore assignment at UFC 287 on April 8 when he takes on Christian Rodriguez.
“I’m ready to go out there and show my skillset like I’ve always done,” Rosas Jr. said. “I don’t care who I face, I’m ready to show that there’s levels. Tune in April 8, I’m going to show my skillset and show that I deserve to fight for a title.
“Just believe in yourself, no matter who doubts you. Right now, me saying that I’m going to be champion, a lot of people think I’m crazy that I’m going to become the youngest UFC champion, but I believe in myself and mark my words, I will be champion in one year or less.”
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