Joe Rogan Says Sage Northcutt’s Incurred “Management Losses”, Following Vicious KO Defeat
By FCF Staff
Since Sage Northcutt suffered a devastating loss and multiple facial fractures at ONE’s “Enter The Dragon”, many people have questioned why he was booked to fight Cosmo Alexandre, and Joe Rogan is in that camp.
Northcutt faced highly regarded kickboxer at the May 17th event, and was brutally KO’d in the first round. In addition, Northcutt’s face was fractured in multiple places and the 23-year-old had to undergo extensive surgery. In a recent episode of Rogan’s podcast, the UFC commentator had this to say about Northcutt’s defeat (quotes via MMA Mania):
“Cosmo Alexandre is a world class Muay Thai fighter,” Rogan said. “He is world class as far as striking, it’s a completely different level, but I guess because it was an MMA fight he was willing to take it. They fought stand up and Sage took that karate stance and the dude circled off to his right and landed that f**king right hand.”
“It’s a terrible matchup, I don’t know why they agreed to let him fight that guy,” said Rogan. “It’s just not smart…Sage is good, he’s very good, but these kinds of losses are terrible for his future because they are mismanagement losses in my opinion.”
Northcutt, who was making his ONE debut at “Enter the Dragon”, had won three straight prior to the loss.