Many fans thought 19 year-old Sage Northcutt was being overhyped and over-exposed by the UFC prior to his loss at last weekend’s UFC on Fox card. The loss itself was such a shock to fans that they immediately turned their sight to UFC president Dana White and his support of Northcutt.
In fact the only person that wasn’t freaking out about the loss was Sage. He took the loss in stride and promised to learn from his mistakes. Today he took the first step toward cashing in on that promise.
“Yes sir, I will be up there full-time, it looks like,” Northcutt said. “I do have schoolwork still, because I’m still at Texas A&M, so I’m trying to figure out how exactly that’s going to work. If I need to come back to do certain tests and quizzes, or how that’s going to work out. So I’m still playing out that schedule, but yes sir, I’ll be training at Tristar,” said Northcutt.
Training full-time will help shorten his learning curve and give him much needed experience. He’s now competing against men who train every day to win fights, not men who have side jobs as personal trainers.
Sage knows that now and the best of Northcutt is still to come.
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