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Firas Zahabi: Sage Northcutt ‘reminds me a lot’ of a young Georges St-Pierre

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With 19-year old upstart Sage Northcutt making the most of his spotlight at UFC 192 against Francisco Trevino, the attention has shifted to what comes next. On Monday it was announced that Northcutt will be facing Cody Pfister in his follow-up act at UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10. That fight will happen in Las Vegas, as part of the UFC’s big three fight cards in three nights ending at UFC 194.

And, it turns out, he’ll do his training in Montreal, Quebec, at the home of his MMA idol Georges St-Pierre.

St-Pierre’s head coach Firas Zahabi appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and said that Northcutt will be joining the Tristar team.

“Yeah, that’s right,” he told Ariel Helwani. “He’s going to be staying here for his training camp. He’ll be staying here at the Tristar dorms, and he’ll be going through the basics.”

Northcutt needed only 57 seconds to dispose of Trevino in Houston, which only upped the wattage of the spotlight the UFC put on him after Dana White discovered the young phenom on a scouting trip down south. As a Texas native, Northcutt has trained since a young ….View original article