Sage Northcutt, one of the youngest UFC competitors ever, has got to be in a really great mood after UFC Fight Night 126 unanimous decision victory over Thibault Gouti.
Not only Sage Northcutt earned his second victory in a row, but his victory was a spark for a major rating boost. Who would believe a 22-year old teenager could outrun so many hungry and angry bears? Looks like solo hiking could be fatal…
This is what Sage Northcutt said to Submission Radio: (quoted by MMAMania.com)
“One of the first times that I was up in Sacramento, California, I was up in the mountains – and this is almost towards the Lake Tahoe area – I’m up in the mountains, I went running and climbed this waterfall by myself. I’m in the middle of nowhere, I climbed about two miles past the waterfall, and all of a sudden everything gets real quiet. Well, I didn’t know at the time, but there’s black bears up there. So I heard something grunting. All I had was a little tiny knife on me just for like protection, just because I need it, but it couldn’t do anything to a black bear, I don’t think. So, what I did was I hid behind the water that was coming out of the waterfall, and it was absolutely freezing. So, I hid for about five minutes. I didn’t move. And when I heard the grunting stop I just took off sprinting. I literally sprinted two miles as fast as I could, I hiked down the waterfall and made it back to my truck. So that was a crazy story because I felt like I was gonna get eaten. It was pretty crazy because at first I was like, maybe it’s a cougar, maybe it’s something… I didn’t know what it was. And I’m over behind the waterfall where the water’s coming out, and I take my phone out and I’m trying to google if there’s bears in California. And then I remembered, like, I saw a statue of a bear. It was a gold bear or a silver bear in Sacramento like an hour and a half away. So I’m like OK, like there’s gotta be bears. So then I just waited, I was completely quiet and didn’t move. And then when it stopped, I was, my heart was definitively racing cause I took off so fast. My adrenaline was going so much I felt like I was floating on my feet, like, flying.”
“Super” believes moving to Welterweight could increase the longevity of his career, and it will be less strenuous to his body. He believes he will have more energy fighting in Welterweight division.
For now, Sage Northcutt hasn’t booked any fight. There are no opponents on his table yet. However, we will probably see him in the cage soon.