UFC lightweight prospect Sage Northcutt was victorious in Norfolk this past Saturday. Watching this epic post-fight interview that got shopped online is just hilarious…
UFC Fight Night 120 delivered with a number of exciting fights Saturday, November 10. Among those walking away with a win was Sage Northcutt.
Having lost two of his last three fights leading up to UFC Fight Night 120, Northcutt needed a win. Since losing to ‘hype killer’ Mickey Gall last December, Northcutt had switched camps to Team Alpha Male.
With losses to Gall and Bryan Barberena, and a victory over Enrique Marin between, Northcutt faced Michel Quiñones in Norfolk. The promotion has spent a fair bit of time and money on the 21-year old prospect, and he delivered with a solid performance.
Utilising body kicks and good footwork, ‘Super Sage’ scored a unanimous decision victory over Quiñones. Currently unranked, Quiñones won’t exactly score Northcutt a title fight, but it was a much-needed win nonetheless.
Super Sage Northcutt is back! Flip out! #UFCNorfolk https://t.co/uJavsckBbE
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) November 12, 2017
Fans of Backflips Will Be Ecstatic
What did ‘Super Sage’ have to say for himself after his dominant win? With his usual clean-cut style, Northcutt respectfully addressed the audience. Offering some advice for anyone going through hard times, Northcutt’s super polite persona was on full show.
Although victorious and in a clean fashion, ‘Super Sage’ was not safe from the scalpel of online content surgeons. His post-fight speech was cut and edited with one of the most infamous callouts of all time.
Watch as Northcutt tells Conor McGregor ‘you’ve taken everything I worked for, motherf*cker!”
I’m Not Surprised…
In case you’ve been living under a rock, that was Nate Diaz’s challenge to McGregor after his win over Michael Johnson. That iconic interview would serve as a swaying factor to Diaz replacing Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196.
Diaz would then submit McGregor before dropping a narrow decision to the Irishman at UFC 202. Since then, Diaz hasn’t fought, but McGregor has competed against Floyd Mayweather and Marc Goddard in boxing and Bellator, respectively.
Also courtesy of ‘As Shopped As It Gets’ on Instagram, Nate Diaz gets dubbed with Northcutt’s actual post-fight interview in Norfolk:
UFC Fight Night 120 Results
Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis — Poirier def. Pettis by submission (injury) at 2:08
Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez — Brown def. Sanchez by KO (elbow) at 3:44 of Round One
Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski — Arlovski def. Albini by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt — Ferreira def. Marquardt by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez — Assuncao def. Lopez by KO (punch) at 1:50 of Round Three
Clay Guida vs. Joe Lauzon — Guida def. Lauzon by TKO (punches and elbows) at 1:07 of Round One
John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes — Moraes def. Dodson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Viviane Pereira vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. Pereira by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones — Northcutt def. Quinones by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill — Ansaroff def. Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland — Strickland def. McGee by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna — Collier def. Fortuna by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart — Roberson def. Stewart by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:41 of Round One