Sage Northcutt considering a change in weight class although he just beat tough prospect Zak Ottow via knockout, in a welterweight bout this past Saturday (July 15, 2018) from CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. Northcutt won the third straight fight and fourth time in five contests.
Sage jacked up for a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 133 and produced smashing results, well one should wonder what kind of vitamins Northcutt consuming.
Sage had two win streak at lightweight, despite that, he moved to the welterweight division, where he lost two outings; he’s not concerned about making welterweight his home and pondering a move to middleweight next.
But for his current welterweight bout, Northcutt got a full training camp at Team Alpha Male under the Uriah Faber, that made him convinced that it’s a right decision.
“Who knows?” Northcutt said backstage to MMAJunkie. “If you look at my brother, my brother’s like (6-foot-4), and he’s only 19 years old. So I hope I’m as tall as him. I might be 6-5. I could be 220, 230 pounds. I have no idea. My mom’s dad was 6-5. I could be fighting at 185 in the future. But first, 170.”
“I’m at his gym all the time,” Northcutt said. “I’m learning the sequences, the techniques, everything. Now, fighting at my natural weight and grow into that weight class, it will be even better.”
No doubt Northcutt is a talented striker and knows how to market himself. His current weight division is full of fierce competitors, but indeed middleweight is a more attractive option for him after all.