19 year old fighting phenom “Super” Sage Northcutt has taken the UFC by storm, compiling two straight stoppage wins, one being a 57 second demolition of Francisco Trevino, since entering the promotion last October.
Northcutt was scheduled to make his third Octagon appearance against Andrew Holbrook at this weekend’s (January 30, 2016) UFC on FOX 18 from Newark, New Jersey. After Holbrook suffered an injury, however, it was announced that Northcutt would be moving up to welterweight to take on late replacement Bryan Barberena.
Despite having already started his cut down to 155-pounds, “Super” Sage admits that he feels even more super fighting at welterweight:
“I found out that my opponent that I was going to fight broke his foot, and that was at 155,” Northcutt told MMAjunkie.com. “So now the new opponent that got arranged for me is at 170, welterweight. I had actually cut back the amount of food I was eating. I was already getting close to my weight of fighting at 155, and now I feel great.
“I feel super strong. I feel like a super human getting to eat all this food and going back to welterweight at the last minute.”
Not only does he feel healthy and ready to go for this fight in particular, but Northcutt also touched on a possible future at 170 pounds:
“There is a chance that I might fight another fight at 170 or two more fights and go back to 155,” Northcutt said. “I’m not really sure yet exactly what the plan is, but it’s very possible I’ll have more fights and stay here at 170 and very possible I’ll go back to 155 in the future.”
Will “Super” Sage be able to keep the train rolling this weekend at the Prudential Center?