Northcutt Wants To Fight At Middleweight
At 22 years old, Sage Northcutt thinks that he’s still able to grow, literally.
After moving up to welterweight for UFC Fight Night 133, Northcutt is looking to not only fight at Middleweight, but also grow to be 6’5.
“Who knows?” Northcutt said backstage following his TKO win over Zak Ottow in the event’s co-headliner at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. “If you look at my brother, my brother’s like (6-foot-4), and he’s only 19 years old. So I hope I’m as tall as him.
“I might be 6-5. I could be 220, 230 pounds. I have no idea. My mom’s dad was 6-5. I could be fighting at 185 in the future. But first, 170.”
Northcutt made the move up in weight following a two-fight winning streak at lightweight, especially with his earlier attempts at Welterweight being losses.
The fighter would make a move to Team Alpha Male and study under Uriah Faber, which would convince him that jumping back up in weight was the right move.
“I’m at his gym all the time,” Northcutt said of his new coach. “I’m learning the sequences, the techniques, everything. Now, fighting at my natural weight and grow into that weight class, it will be even better.”
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