Sage Northcutt Notes Some Fighters Are Making “Double, if Not Triple” in Bellator & ONE
By FCF Staff
Sage Northcutt has confirmed he’s entered free agency, and the 22 year-old sounds open to signing outside of the UFC.
Recently the former lightweight finished welterweight Zak Ottow at UFC FN 133, and in doing so, Northcutt moved his UFC record to 6-2. The rising fighter was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN show, and while discussing his contractual status, “Super” said this (quote via MMA Mania):
“I am a free agent, yes sir,” Northcutt said. “I’m not sure how it works, what my contract says or anything, but yes I am a free agent now and I know that going to other leagues like Bellator or ONE FC or whatever it may be, that guys or friends of mine, for example Rory MacDonald, people that fought for the UFC like Machida, they’re making double if not triple what they were making fighting for the UFC.”
“So I guess we’re gonna see what happens, but the difference is these guys are making more than what the guys are making fighting for the title in the UFC make. So I guess we’ll have to see and find out what happens.”
Northcutt has gone 11-2 to date, after turning pro back in 2014.