An 11-month layoff and a swap to Staff Alpha Male appeared to go well with Sage Northcutt fantastically. Through the Struggle Evening Norfolk prelims, the Texas native managed practically your entire bout in opposition to Michel Quinones with a combination of endurance and precision, a improvement he attributes 100% to his new teammates and his final three months of coaching. If that is what three months regarded like, he mused from The Octagon following the win, “…I can’t wait to see what six months appears like, or a yr appears like. I’m wanting ahead to the long run.”

He dropped into the UFC Unfiltered podcast to debate quite a lot of subjects, together with getting related with Uriah Faber (or as Northcutt respectfully calls him, “Mr. Faber”):

He additionally mentioned what it was like being the youngest athlete on the UFC roster, and the way his first loss modified his method:

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Northcutt’s attract extends far exterior The Octagon in a approach uncommon to many of the roster, and he has made it heard that he would like to play Ivan Drago’s son in Creed 2. From the skin wanting in, it appears to be one of the vital apparent casting choices of all time. He discusses:

Relentlessly optimistic and upbeat, Northcutt used his Norfolk Octagaon interview following his win to inform the viewers to maintain their hopes up “no matter sorts of issues you could be going by means of, when you’re having a tough time at work, possibly with your loved ones…you’ll be able to overcome that!” Judging by the response of the group in attendance and the eruption of on-line love, his message may simply be resonating.