John Anthony Moraga is a Mexican American professional boxer, mixed martial artist. He competes as a featherweight and a flyweight in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). He has won 19 of the 26 matches he has played in the UFC and won 1 of the 2 he played as a professional boxer. John Moraga has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at the ones he has and the meanings they hold.
1. Cross on his hand
Tattoo: John’s right hand contains a tattoo of a large cross with a rosemary bead necklace wrapped around it once and hanging beside it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the religious views of the fighter.
Upper Body Tattoos
2. Cross on his side
Tattoo: The right side of his body contains another tattoo of a cross with a banner wrapped around it. The banner has a few words written on it which read, “RIP TITO”
Meaning: This is a tribute tattoo which he got for his friend, Tito.
3. ‘Phoenix, Name and Mask’ Tattoos
Tattoo: John’s back contains a large tattoo of a phoenix bird with its wings spread upwards. The name, “MORAGA” is tattooed on his upper back just above the bird tattoo. On either side of the wings of the bird are tattoos of masks out of which, one is laughing and the other one is sad.
Meaning: The phoenix symbol is a symbol for protection and the bird also signifies rebirth as the phoenix rises again from its ashes. The same symbol is used by the fighter as his logo. The name, “MORAGA” is John’s surname. The masks are the comedy and tragedy masks that represent sorrow and happiness in one’s life.
4. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: John added another name to his massive back tattoo to complete the masterpiece, just below the phoenix tattoo.