Free Agent Sage Northcutt Thinks About Signing Bellator MMA Or ONE FC
Sage Northcutt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is one of the youngest fighters ever to join UFC. He has been the promotion golden boy for a long period of time. Yet, his contract has expired. Sage Northcutt was talking on the Ariel Helwani show. He confirmed that he is a free agent. Super also discussed his future plans. Moving to Bellator or ONE FC sounds like a realistic option at the moment. (via MMAMania.com)
”I am a free agent, yes sir,” Northcutt said. “I’m not sure how it works, what my contract says or anything, but yes I am a free agent now and I know that going to other leagues like Bellator or ONE FC or whatever it may be, that guys or friends of mine, for example Rory MacDonald, people that fought for the UFC like Machida, they’re making double if not triple what they were making fighting for the UFC.”
”So I guess we’re gonna see what happens, but the difference is these guys are making more than what the guys are making fighting for the title in the UFC make. So I guess we’ll have to see and find out what happens.”
Sage Northcutt remains grateful do Dana White and the Fertittas for giving him the chance to fight in the UFC.
”I’m forever grateful to Dana White and the Fertittas who brought me into the UFC,” he said. “So I count my blessings, so thankful to them.”
Sage doesn’t think he was underpaid. But he also thinks UFC needs a person who knows to fight and entertain fans at the same time.
”I don’t want to say underpaid,” he said. “The UFC and the sport of MMA, it’s not about just talent, which I wish it was. The hard work, the grind, the energy that you put into it and how you perform out there. It’s not just about that and you could be a top ten guy, but maybe fans don’t tune in and watch some of the top ten guys because they haven’t even heard the guy’s name.”
“Sometimes someone walks into a room and everyone gravitates to that person. I don’t know how that works, but the UFC is looking for that, the UFC is a business that banks not just on talent but also how many people want to watch you fight and entertain them.”
What do think, which is Super’s next destination? Would you like to see Sage Northcutt fighting versus Rory MacDonald?