34-Year-Old Conor McGregor Has His Eyes Set on 18-Year-Old UFC Star Raul Rosas Jr.

Published 12/11/2022, 2:10 PM EST

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Raul Rosas Jr. opens his UFC career with a bang. The UFC 282 main event was home to several incredible fights. Fans enjoyed the event from, both, the venue and the comfort of their homes. The fanbase for UFC is ever-increasing and so is the popularity of the debut fighters. In the main event itself, a new fighter debuted in the Bantamweight category. Raul Rosas Jr. won his debut match against Jay Perrin via submission and UFC fans are in awe. Jay Perrin had to tap out as he saw no way to turn the fight around.

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Looking at the amazing debut match, UFC champion Conor McGregor tweeted appreciating the newbie.

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Raul Rosas’s story before UFC

The youngest UFC fighter ever is 18 years old! Rosas was born in the small town of Clovis, New Mexico, USA. The talented boy started wrestling in high school. His parents soon made a decision to let him pursue a career in combat sports.

El Nino Problema or ‘The Problem Child’ made his MMA debut through UWC (Ultimate Warrior Challenge) in Mexico. After that, Raul Rosas was invited to Dana White’s Contender Series 55. Following the match, he became the youngest fighter ever to sign a UFC contract.

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What was McGregor’s tweet about?

Following the fabulous debut of Raul Rosas Jr., Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, tweeted about the UFC’s youngest.

In the tweet, McGregor addressed the fighter and said, “great debut, watching you!”

It is not often found when newly debuted sports celebrities get appreciated by a senior player. Rosas catching McGregor’s eyes definitely means something and the professional future of ‘El Nino Problema’ looks exciting, to say the least.

34-Year-Old Conor McGregor Sends a Heartening Message to the ‘Youngest Ever’ UFC Star Raul Rosas Jr.

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Even though the tweet was to appreciate the young champion’s efforts, fans cannot stop speculating about a possible fight between the two. It might be a little too far stretched, but when it comes to UFC, everything is possible.

How is the young champion doing so far?

The portfolio of the youngest UFC fighter ever looks fairly promising. Since the start of his career at an amateur level, Rosas has been undefeated. ‘The Problem Child’ was matched up against Jay Perrin quite unevenly. Perrin had twice the experience but still lost, proving to the world that it is not the only factor to rely upon.

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Raul Rosas beat Perrin despite his inexperience through a submission. Considering the quality of the fight, UFC lovers can surely look forward to unmatched incredible fights in the future.

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