Following Sage Northcutt’s first professional loss, some have questioned whether the 19 year-old needs to change things up in his training, and it looks like he intends to do just that.
Northcutt was submitted by Bryan Barberena this past weekend at UFC on FOX 18. Since the defeat, the prospect has reported he was battling strep throat leading up to the bout. But, anyone who has a good grasp on this ultimate fighting stuff, understands Northcutt needs to work on some things.
The fighter has spent some time at Tristar in the past, but in the latest edition of “The MMA Hour”, Northcutt relayed this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“Yes sir, I will be up there full-time, it looks like,” Northcutt said. “I do have schoolwork still, because I’m still at Texas A&M, so I’m trying to figure out how exactly that’s going to work. If I need to come back to do certain tests and quizzes, or how that’s going to work out. So I’m still playing out that schedule, but yes sir, I’ll be training at Tristar.”
Sounds like the right move no? Northcutt had gone 7-0 prior to facing Barberena.