HOBOKEN, N.J. – Sage Northcutt, smiling broadly as a media hoard puzzled over his positive outlook at the UFC Gym in New Jersey on Thursday, said he can’t remember the last time he got mad. He said this was the utmost sincerity when asked for the second time in a month.
The first time he was asked was in early December, as he was readying to take on Cody Pfister. At some point, you begin to believe him.
And as the young Texas native gets set to face Bryan Barberena in his third fight in the UFC on Saturday night — fitting one last bout in before he turns 20 years old in March — he laughed at the questions surrounding his preternatural happiness.
Asked specifically if it’s difficult to handle the negative comments that flood his social media feeds, he said it’s easy to ignore them.
“I don’t think it’s difficult,” Northcutt said. “I actually think it’s kind of funny, too. A lot of times anything that somebody tries to say negative it’s actually kind of funny, and I actually don’t listen to any of the negative stuff. So anything that’s positive, that’s the stuff I’m listening to. That’s kind of like what brings you up, so there’s always a positive side, and there’s always a negative side, and you choose which one to listen to.”
Northcutt has become a phenom in a quick span of time stemming not only from his discovery on Dana White’s new reality series Looking For A Fight, but also because of his rosy disposition. Since debuting against Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in October, Northcutt has appeared wide-eyed and nothing short of ecstatic to be in the UFC. Last month, when he was asked about fighting on the UFC’s online vehicle, Fight Pass ….View full article
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