“Super” Sage Northcutt has taken the UFC by storm and after his extremely quick and extremely impressive finish of Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 (October 3, 2015), many are deeming the sky the limit for the 19-year-old.
Apparently Northcutt, despite being in college, is taking the fight game quite serious as well as he has decided to pack up his bags and head to Montreal where he will be training at the famed Tristar Gym ahead of his next fight, a scrap with Cody Pfister at December’s UFC Fight Night 80.
Northcutt will have the ability to hone his skills with some of the best in the world at Tristar including former long-time welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, as well as former title challenger Rory MacDonald, who recently spoke on the young phenom.
The “Red King” actually sees some similarities between Northcutt and himself, adding that the he believes that “Super” Sage has a bright future:
“I was pretty much in the exact spot he was,” MacDonald told MMAjunkie. “I went to Montreal when I was about 20 years old. I’ll help him out as much as possible, and really it’s up to him. It’s an individual sport, and he seems like a hard worker and he’s focused, so I think with his natural athleticism, his hard-working attitude – I think he has a very bright future.”
It also seems as if Northcutt is bringing some tools to Canada, as MacDonald claims that he’s learned some things from the lightweight:
“He’s got great potential; the UFC definitely scooped up a bright kid,” MacDonald said. “It’s exciting. I’m happy he came to Tristar. It was a great experience learning from him and his father. I was asking them questions, and they were showing me some things. I had a great time with them.”
With the help of the high caliber Tristar team, will Nortcutt soon rise to the next level in the sport?