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Bryan Barberena Weighs-In on Sage Northcutt’s Tap-Out

Kelsey Mowatt

Bryan Barberena

Bryan Barberena put the brakes on the Sage Northcutt hypetrain at UFC on FOX 18 last night, by submitting the highly touted prospect with an arm-triangle-choke. But, if you followed last night’s event, you know folks have been questioning whether Northcutt just panicked, and tapped before the choke was really sunk in (Barberena was in half-guard).

Well, after the card, Barberena was asked for his take on the choke, which handed him the upset win. Here’s what “Bam Bam” had to say (quote via MMA Junkie.com):

“I was ready to keep going and doing what I was doing, anyway,” Barberena said. “I felt I had a tight bite on the choke, and it was only getting tighter. I think I could tap anyone I get in that position if I have the right bite on it.”

It was a big win for Barberena; no question. If you saw the MMA Lab fighter compete before, however, you knew Northcutt was in tough.

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