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Sage Northcutt Plans to Learn From His UFC Fight Night 126 Win

February 19, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Sage Northcutt

– Sage Northcutt spoke with MMAjunkie following his win over Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126. Highlights are below:

On Gouti’s takedowns during the fight: “I was glad that when he got the takedowns I was able to stop any kind of strikes or submissions he could do. So he never even worked off my legs, didn’t get one punch on the ground, didn’t get one elbow, one knee. I stopped all that. I would have liked to have gotten up faster off the ground, but I’m going to improve that for sure.”

On learning from the win: “I’m definitely going to go back and improve for sure. I’m with the perfect team to do that. Team Alpha Male, my coach Urijah Faber, so I’m going to go back and improve my game, make all the little things that I didn’t do correctly or could have done better, make them like 10 times better.”

Sage Northcutt on staying in lightweight: “Going into 155 (pounds), the last few pounds are pretty tough for me, but I feel like I’m one of the bigger, stronger 155 (pounders). So that’s good. I feel like 155 is my weight class for now. In the future, if I grow three inches taller, if I do, and get a few more inches on my arm length and my leg length like my brother, for instance, then I can fight back up at 170.”