ONE Championship inks former UFC phenom Sage Northcutt
The exodus of former UFC fighters to Asia’s ONE Championship continues in late 2018 with the addition of Sage Northcutt.
Please join me in giving a big welcome to multiple-time karate world champion, Black Belt Hall of Famer, and rising global mixed martial arts superstar Sage Northcutt to ONE Championship! @sagenorthcutt
— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) November 30, 2018
It’s a fresh start for Northcutt, who started out in Texas at Legacy Fighting Championships (LFA) in 2014 and got his break on the Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight show.
It’s an honor to be a part of the One Championship family! I’m looking forward to being a part of something great 👊🏼
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) November 30, 2018
Northcutt’s UFC contract ran out in July with a three fight win streak, but the company was unable to resign him. “We let Sage go,” White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “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.”
— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) December 1, 2018
Terms were not disclosed.