Sage Northcutt lives the gimmick. He’s the happiest MMA fighter on the planet. In every one of his appearances, Northcutt is always cheesing like a kid who was just told he gets to go to Disney World. In his head, I imagine Northcutt perpetually exists in Disney World, but some weird, new park where you can also gleefully fight dudes.
Up until UFC on Fox 18, the Blue Steel-faced model, actor and UFC’s hottest (in more ways than one) prospect had nothing to really frown about. Ever. But after tapping when a lot of people said he shouldn’t of tapped, Northcutt received a lot of backlash on Twitter from viewers who seemed to be just waiting for a loss to unload any slight grievance they had with the superhuman as if they were celebrating Festivus.
If there was a time in Northcutt’s career to crack, frown, become angry or show that he isn’t a cyborg locked on “totally hyped, sir!” mode, now was the time. I’ve had private investigators following this guy and I’ve never seen photographic proof of so much as a grimace. …Until now.
Intentionally drawing comparisons to Hulk Hogan’s previous, wholesome alter-ego, I posted an image I created of Sage Northcutt implying that he’d come back and shock the world by turning heel. That all this may result in our smiling, Golden Child metamorphosizing into a darker version of himself. Of course, my idea (like most of what I say) was preposterous.
All this changed yesterday when I got messaged from people telling me I predicted the future. Northcutt posted a video specifically showing off a five o’clock shadow and winking into the camera.
What's up everyone pic.twitter.com/5fyxr0xtzj
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) February 5, 2016
Could it be a coincidence? Is Sage Northcutt a bad boy now? Is this the beginning of the sWo? Did he really just do the finger gun? Is this real life?!