Urijah Faber: Sage Northcutt’s Cheek Was Shattered Into ’30 Pieces’ In ONE Debut

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Sage Northcutt’s Coach Urijah Faber Reveals Extent Of Injuries

Sage Northcutt was unsuccessful in his ONE Championship debut recently. In 29 seconds, he was on the receiving end of a massive right hand, that sent him to the canvas.

Following the brutal knockout, it was revealed that Sage had suffered pretty severe damage. It became apparent that his opponent, Cosmo Alexandre, has massive power. Following the defeat, Sage revealed having eight facial fractures, having needed surgery.


Since the surgery, Sage Northcutt’s coach and UFC Hall of Famer, Urijah Faber, revealed just how serious those injuries were. He spoke to MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas to discuss his student’s debut.

“25 seconds in really, he got stalked, Cosmo who’s an amazing kickboxer and a big, strong guy, came out and pressed the action right off the bat. Right off the bat, did like a couple of stutter steps, switch-step fakes to kind of corral Sage in. Sage went one way and then the other way, first time in a ring, and literally gets manhunted with the nastiest punch and crushes his whole face. Basically splintered his cheek into 30 pieces and broke his orbital bone. He had eight different fractures and literally they had to pick the pieces of the bone fragments out. 30 different pieces out of his face.”

That seems like an awfully painful experience for “Super” Sage Northcutt. Urijah Faber also puts to bed the concerns some people were having about the strength of his chin. It would appear that while it did not take long for Sage to lose, it was because of a massive amount of power, and perfect timing.

Hopefully, Sage Northcutt will heal up and be back in action soon!

Published on May 21, 2019 at 9:12 am
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