UFC featherweight Alex Caceres can see his future and although he is not sure exactly how it will turn out he is happy.
Alex Caceres is coming off an amazing performance at the last UFC event of the year, UFC Vegas 66. Coming into his bout with Julian Erosa, Caceres was fresh off his first loss in five bouts. Is opponent Erosa had won three in a row and had a lot of hype behind him. Caceres was able to land a perfect head kick and end the bout early. He won via KO in the very first round.
Immediately following the fight, Caceres seemed calm. He has been in the UFC for 11 years and is a seasoned veteran of the sport. He used to be known for his flashy style but in recent years has seemed more reserved. He was asked about this and more on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
Alex Caceres explains how he has premonitions and that some people find him to be weird
Caceres spoke profoundly about his decision to not celebrate a victory inside the cage and that he saves his excitement for other things. He mentioned the differences in himself since he first got to the UFC following his stint on The Ultimate Fighter season 12. He explained he has visions of his future and that he is following that path.
“Not really big of a difference. I’ve always had a very weird way of looking at things, I feel my path is inevitable and that I was going to end up here regardless, I’m going to end up somewhere further than here, regardless it’s inevitable,” he said. “Like, I honestly believe that, I’m falling into a pond like a rock. There was no obstruction. So in a weird way, even when I was younger, you could say I saw this part of me already existing. And I was just catching up.”
He went on to describe his way of seeing himself and how he uses that feeling to keep himself at peace.
“I saw my face and it looks crazy,” he explained. “I have like crazy deja vu sometimes or like, I will call them like premonitions. Like I can see myself in the future. And I can see that I’m older and that I’m doing something similar. I’m doing something but I can’t put a pinpoint on what date it is. But I know what’s coming.”
The fact is not lost on Caceres that some people might not be able to associate with what he is saying. He can understand the fact that some may find him strange but that does not bother him.
“I grew up in this society. So part of me sees that I don’t fit in for the most part,” he said. “And then I can associate myself with being weird. Even though I don’t feel weird in my body and my own self. I don’t feel weird, but I can see where I may look weird because I don’t necessarily cater to the casual demographic.”
Weird or not, Caceres is proving himself to be one of the most dangerous men in the UFC featherweight division. His win at UFC Vegas 66 won him a Performance of the Night Bonus and is bound to move him up the rankings. Throughout his 11 years with the UFC he has yet to work his way up to a title fight but with a few more wins like he had on Saturday, he could be in that conversation.