UFC Fighters React To Sage Northcutt’s Loss: ‘He Tapped Like A Little B****’

Heavily hyped UFC prospect Sage Northcutt suffered his first loss at last night’s (Saturday, January 30, 2015) UFC on FOX 18 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, tapping out to a Bryan Barberena arm triangle choke that many felt just wasn’t that tight.

And while the flashy, good-looking, and marketable Northcutt’s fans have rushed to defend the up-and-coming young fighter, his fellow MMA fighters haven’t been so kind. After receiving a large amount of heat for making way more money than the average UFC competitor, it seems as if fighters rejoiced in ‘Super Sage’s’ first loss.

Hop to the next page to find out their brutal reactions to the odd tapout….

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Perhaps the most brutal reaction came from UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson, who said Northcutt ‘tapped like a little bitch’ on Twitter before stating all of the UFC’s hype train would fall and lashing back at fans who criticized him for being harsh:

UFC vet Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett, who’s respected for his toughness and willingness to throw down in a brawl, also poked fun at Northcutt’s quick submission:

Former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson chimed in with a more cryptic message, saying that not everyone’s cut out to be a fighter:

Next up was The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum Ramsey Nijem, who’s had some beef with UFC brass. Nijem called Northcutt ‘a joke,’ believing that he tapped out to the mere setup for the choke:

Never one to let his feelings go unspoken, ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren not surprisingly called Northcutt’s tap embarrassing, stating that he would retires his gloves effective immediately if it happened to him:

And Brendan Schaub, who was recently banned from ‘UFC Now’ for his controversial comments about Dana White, spoke up with the stance that Northcutt simply gave up, as he wasn’t even in a choke:

UFC lightweight James Vick had a brutal take on the situation, calling Northcutt a ‘pussy,’ Barberena a ‘bum’ and Northcutt’s effort ‘pathetic’:

Longtime MMA competitor Jens Pulver had his own sarcastic take on the fight, noting that Northcutt exhibited ‘a ton of heart’:

Finally, American Top Team (ATT) coach and UFC vet Din Thomas noted that Northcutt simply didn’t know what it was like to be in the cage with a fighter from a top gym:

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