Sage Northcutt looking forward to being back afterwards ONE championship announced his return for ONE Fight Night 10 in Broomfield, Colorado on May 5th Ahmed Mujtaba. With a contract signed and an opponent to train for, Northcutt is looking forward to his return.
“Oh man, tell you what, it feels so good to be back. It’s been a while. I really wanted to go back. Not only that, getting the fight in the United States, the first US card for ONE Championship, I couldn’t be more excited. They have an incredible fighter Demetrious Johnson leading the map so the map is going to be super exciting, especially for the first map in the US I’m so excited,” Northcutt told ONE.
Northcutt’s match follows the previously announced ONE Flyweight World Championship trilogy bout between the champions Demetrius Johnson and Adriano Moraes. Northcutt is the second addition to the map, bringing more American flair to ONE’s first foray into the US market. The Sacramento resident feels ready to show fans he’s better than ever when he steps onto the Circle.
When the bell rings, it will be nearly four years since he was last seen competing. “Super” Sage’s final fight was a quick 29-second knockout Cosmo Alexandre that put him on the shelf. After recovering from injuries, Northcutt then had to battle COVID-19. But now he’s healthy and ready to return to his natural lightweight class.
“At the age of 26 I am still very young and am looking forward to a long and successful career. I feel like I’m just starting out and I’m still young enough to have a lot of fights. A lot of people will think, ‘Hey, Sage might have some rust on the ring.’ It’s been three and a half years. It’s a little time. But I trained, I stayed sharp. I feel like I’ve improved in many different areas. I’m looking forward to showing it,” said the 26-year-old.
The Texas-born athlete is preparing to close out the match and make an explosive return on May 5. However, he makes no firm predictions. Northcutt is looking to take an exciting outing to show ONE he’s ready to make a splash in the Division and was worth the wait as he overcame obstacles on his way back to the Circle.
“Obviously [the goal is to] To be successful out there and show ONE Championship that I’m capable of going out there and performing to meet the expectations that they want, I want to go out there and do great. Whether it’s a submission, a ground-and-pound, or a knockout, whatever it is, everyone wants a finish. That would be the ideal way to win, but you know I’m training for every aspect out there, so that way I’m prepared,” Northcutt said.
With an exciting style and incredible athletic ability, Northcutt knows he has plenty of time to fulfill his potential. This is exactly why the American star wants to be active in 2023. After ONE Fight Night 10, he plans to have a quick turnaround and continue his push to be one of the brightest stars of 2023.
“If I get the chance, I would love to have a few more fights this year. I would like to be super active. I want to hit a few ONE Championship fights this year and perform great. I shoot for that.”
ONE Fight Night 10 will take place on Friday, May 5th at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Tickets to ONE’s US debut and can be purchased at Axs.com.