Few, if any fighter, have experienced the sort of monumental rise belonging to the UFC’s newest star, Sage Northcutt.
At 19 years old, “Super” Sage made his UFC debut on the UFC Fight Pass portion of UFC 192, defeating Francisco Trevino in a mere 57 seconds. Luckily for Northcutt, his fight was short enough to serve as a filler to the fast-moving card on FOX Sports 1. Just like that, Northcutt, his spiky blonde hair, Abercrombie looks and stellar karate-fighting skills were on the map.
As tends to be the case for most college students, Northcutt wasn’t training full time. He wasn’t surrounded by several fighters of equal or greater talent to prepare him for his UFC debut. It was just him, his coaches and his dad, he admitted during the UFC 192 post-fight press conference.
That all may change pretty soon. He’ll be traveling to Montreal to visit the coaches at Tristar Gym, he revealed on The MMA Hour.
“Really, I’m just going up there to check it out and see how it goes and see if it’s [a] fit for me,” Northcutt said.
“But, I also have school too, so I can’t actually go up there and live there.”
Easily one of the better mixed martial arts gyms on the planet, Tristar has been home to some of the biggest names in the sport, including former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, Rory MacDonald and Kenny Florian.