17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. says he will break Jon Jones record to become youngest UFC champion ever

Raul Rosas Jr. has big plans he wants to achieve before he’s 23-years-old.

The undefeated 17-year-old became the youngest signing in UFC history on Tuesday, earning a Dana White Contender Series contract after defeating Mando Gutierrez by unanimous decision.

Post-fight, Rosas spoke to the media and declared that soon he will also break the record the youngest UFC champion ever.

“I’m just ready to fight every week, every month,” Rosas said. “I don’t even care, all gas, no brakes. I’ll rest when I’m retired, when I’m old, right now we’re just getting started so there’s no reason to take a break.

“I know it won’t be easy. Nothing’s easy in this life, but I will become the youngest UFC champion, I don’t care what it takes. Nobody’s going to take this away from me. If I could fight a guy from the top 5 for my UFC debut, I would, but I’ve got to work my way up there and I will. I will be up there soon. I will become the youngest UFC champion when I’m 19, 20, 21. It doesn’t matter.”

The record for youngest UFC champion is currently held by Jon Jones, who defeated Mauricio Rua to capture a title at the age of 23 and 242 days. That gives Rosas (6-0) plenty of time to achieve his goal, assuming everything goes according to plan.

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