Raul Rosas Jr. is the youngest fighter ever to step into the UFC octagon… And there was a lot of hype leading up to his debut, the UFC 282 prelims on December 10.
The 18-year old fought Jay Perrin. And, well, “El Nino Problema” lived up to the hype to say the least; as he submitted Perrin in the very first round with a Rear Naked Choke!
— UFC (@ufc) December 11, 2022
During the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Rosas Jr. demanded the bonus… So he could “catch a ride to the UFC Performance Institute”:
Dana, 50Gs! I would ask Santa Claus but I don’t know if Santa Claus can give them to me right now after this fight.
But hey, I need them 50 Gs so I can buy my mother a minivan and she can give me a ride to the P.I. Wooo!!!
Dana, he needs 50K so he can buy his mom a minivan and she can drive him to the PI. WOOO.pic.twitter.com/E5fpq60ZUh
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 11, 2022
Raul Rosas Jr. might as well become one of the bantamweight title contenders in the future, especially since his professional MMA record (again, at just 18 years of age) is now 7-0.