Sage Northcutt has spent less than a minute inside the Octagon, but the 19-year-old”s already garnering some high praise.
The UFC lightweight blitzed through Francisco Trevino Oct. 3 at UFC 192 in Houston, Texas, stealing the show with a first-round TKO.
Count UFC vet and commentator Kenny Florian among those buying the hype in the undefeated teenager.
“Talk about potential,” Florian said Monday on his podcast. “Talk about dollar signs. This kid could be [former UFC welterweight champion] Georges St-Pierre times 10. When you look at his look and the way that he fights. The explosiveness. This kid, I think he got to the state championships after only a year of wrestling in high school. He was wrestling at Texas A&M after only a couple years of wrestling. He started wrestling very late. This kid is an athlete through and through. Just look at that flip.”
Northcutt hit a backflip in the Octagon to celebrate the quick finish, but saved the good stuff for UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
19-year-old @sagenorthcutt won his debut at #UFC192 in 57 secs. … And celebrated with a CRAZY flip: http://t.co/ZLUYSWGjmF (U.S. only)
— ESPN (@espn) October 4, 2015
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