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) \u201dI am a free agent, yes sir,\u201d Northcutt said. \u201cI\u2019m 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\u2019re making double if not triple what they were making fighting for the UFC.\u201d \u201dSo I guess we\u2019re 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\u2019ll have to see and find out what happens.\u201d Sage Northcutt remains grateful do Dana White and the Fertittas for giving him the chance to fight in the UFC. \u201dI\u2019m forever grateful to Dana White and the Fertittas who brought me into the UFC,\u201d he said. \u201cSo I count my blessings, so thankful to them.\u201d Sage doesn\u2019t think he was underpaid. But he also thinks UFC needs a person who knows to fight and entertain fans at the same time. \u201dI don\u2019t want to say underpaid,\u201d he said. \u201cThe UFC and the sport of MMA, it\u2019s 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\u2019s not just about that and you could be a top ten guy, but maybe fans don\u2019t tune in and watch some of the top ten guys because they haven\u2019t even heard the guy\u2019s name.\u201d \u201cSometimes someone walks into a room and everyone gravitates to that person. I don\u2019t 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.\u201d What do think, which is Super\u2019s next destination? Would you like to see Sage Northcutt fighting versus Rory MacDonald?