It wasn’t a long time ago when many believed Sage Northcutt was going to be the next MMA superstar. He had all the attributes necessary as well to be a commercial superstar.
But few years down the line, Sage Northcutt has left UFC to join ONE championship and he has already suffered his career’s most devastating loss. He was knocked out in just 29-seconds at his ONE championship debut in Singapore by Cosmo Alexandre of Brazil.
The loss was extremely devastating for Northcutt as he suffered eight fractures which forced him to undergo a nine-hour long surgery in Singapore.
Now following the loss, UFC president Dana White has some extremely harsh words for Northcutt. In a recent interview with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, he said that Northcutt should retire from MMA.
“I would really like to see Sage Northcutt retire,” White said. “I hope he does. (He’s a) good looking, charismatic kid, smart. He was an engineer, taking college to be an engineer. He’s got a lot going on in his life. This isn’t the sport for him. I don’t want to sound like I’m (expletive) all over the guy, because I really like the kid a lot, but this isn’t the sport for him. I would love to see him retire before he seriously gets hurt.”