Raul Rosas Jr. was the youngest contestant ever to take part in Dana White’s Contender Series, and he now holds the record for being the youngest fighter ever signed with the UFC.
Raul Rosas Jr. impressed UFC President Dana White with his performance in the octagon on Tuesday night at Dana White’s Contender Series, and White rewarded him with a straight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The Mexican, who is just 17 years old, becomes the youngest fighter ever to sign with the UFC.
“There was nothing to discuss, and we didn’t even talk about it behind the scenes,” Dana White said. “There was nothing to debate.” That was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. He possesses a great deal of talent. finished in this bout at the age of 17… I was astounded, and I think this young man is extremely remarkable; he has a lot of potentials. If you know how many fighters have messaged me saying that he has impressed them and that he belongs here, I would like it if you could share that information with me. Given his age, should we have any concerns about the way he should manage his career? Not after everything that I’ve witnessed. This young man is more than ready to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.”
His first professional fight, which took place on September 20 against Mando Gutierrez and was his fifth overall, was the first of his career to be decided by a decision. He triumphed because all three judges agreed with his score of 30-27, making the outcome unanimous. Throughout this fight, the bantamweight division’s up-and-coming starlet linked together many submission attempts, and he also stood out with a spinning back kick. His moniker, “El Nino Problema,” describes him perfectly: he is ambitious and already demonstrates a competitive mentality. He has the intention of shattering every record.
“He stated in front of the press that even though he was only 17, he already had experience and was prepared to compete against anyone. If I have to return to the struggle right now, then I will. I don’t care how often we have to go to the battle; I’m always prepared to do so. I’ve got my foot on the gas and I’m not going to let up! When I’m old and retired, that’s when I’m going to lie down and relax. Since we are just getting started, there is no reason for me to take a break at this point. I am fully aware that this endeavor will not be simple, as nothing worthwhile in life ever is; however, I will soon become the youngest champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and no one will be able to take that away from me no matter what I have to do for it. If I had to fight a top 5 guy for my first real fight in the UFC, I would do it; however, I am aware that I must first climb, and I am going to do so to reach At the age of 19, 20, or 21, I will become the youngest champion in the history of the UFC.”
Therefore, the young Mexican will have to beat Jon Jones’ record to win the light-heavyweight title. Jones won the title in March 2011 at the age of 23 years and 243 days. He has a little under six years left to accomplish this goal.