UFC Vegas 66: Alex Caceres Wants to Stay Busy, Says “I Just Love Doing It”

Las Vegas, NV — One Alex Caceres, known to MMA fans as “Bruce Leeroy,” has now been in the UFC over ten years. And rather impressively, he continues to get better.

On Saturday at UFC Vegas 66, Caceres (20-13, 1NC) hit a stunning head kick KO on Julian “Juicy J” Erosa, a knockout that earned the 34-year old a Performance of the Night bonus.

Many would argue it’s his best performance to date, but Caceres told media outlets including Cageside Press following the fight at the UFC Apex that “Every fight, I feel like it’s my best performance. So this is going to be number one for me.”

“I came in there ready, I came in there confident, I came in there feeling like I was going to be controlling the fight,” said Caceres. “Of course I’m nervous and I’m scared of getting hit in the face, I’m fighting another professional fighter. But for the most part, I was ready.”

Caceres hopes to do it again soon, after sitting out longer than he’d hoped between bouts.

“Soon as I can. I don’t like sitting out,” he said when asked about a time frame for his return. “I was supposed to fight in October, after my fight in July, and I just sat out too long. It’s too much space between fights. I need to be more active.”

“To me, it’s not about getting anywhere, I just love doing it,” Caceres added. “If you keep me away from the things I love, I get frustrated. So get me back in as soon as you can.”

With UFC Vegas 66 the final event of the year, Caceres was asked about his highlight for 2022. In terms of fights, Saturday’s knockout was it. In general, he added, “making it. Making it through 2022. It was a tough year.”

What does he expect 2023 to be like? “Hopefully tougher, and I can persevere over that as well.”

Watch the full UFC Vegas 66 post-fight press scrum with Alex Caceres above.