There was no shortage of buzz and coverage tied to Northcutt in recent months, after the 19 year-old appeared on Dana White’s “Lookin’ For a Fight” and went on to win his first two UFC fights. But, after his loss to Barberena, the 19 year-old’s critics / haters had a field day.
Pettis, however, tweeted out this to Northcutt:
@sagenorthcutt I know how you r feeling.Don’t worry about what others say. Clear your head, get back in the gym and start over #youngbeast
Pettis you may recall, went 10-0 to begin his pro career, before he was submitted by Alex Caceres in 2014. The flyweight is just 22 years-old.