Dana White On Sage Northcutt: ‘His Contract Is Up So We Let Him Go’
It appears Sage Northcutt will not be re-signing with the UFC for his next fight.
Northcutt (11-2) last fought in July when he defeated Zak Ottow at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov via second round TKO.
The 22-year-old had put together a three fight win streak having also beaten Thibault Gouti earlier in the year and also beating Michel Quiñones last November, but it appears the UFC were not interested in renewing his contract following his win over Ottow and he has since been exploring his options as a free agent.
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast this week, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Northcutt wouldn’t be offered a new contract with the promotion and that he’d been encouraged to explore options with other promotions.
“We let Sage go,” White confirmed. “Sage is young and Sage needs some work. Let him get some work in some other organizations and we will see where this kid ends up in a couple of years. Maybe we will pick him back up again.”
“His contract was up so we let him go.” He later added.
Northcutt was recently a guest of ONE Championship for an event which took place in Singapore. ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong expressed his appreciate for Northcutt, but stopped short of saying he would be offering a contract with the promotion.
Could Northcutt be ONE Championship’s next high profile signing?
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