It looks as though Texan super-prospect Sage Northcutt is Montreal-bound.
The 19-year-old secured his first UFC win in Houston last weekend when he obliterated the experienced Francisco Trevino in under a minute. The performance just about managed to live up to the hurricane of hype that had whistled around Northcutt since his signing.
In the aftermath of his debut, “Super” Sage spoke about his future, and possibly taking time away from his studies at Texas A&M to focus entirely on fighting.
This looks increasingly likely, as yesterday respected MMA analyst Joe Ferraro claimed that he was hearing reports that Northcutt was set to join the famed Tristar Gym.
— Joe Ferraro (@JoeAFerraro) October 11, 2015
Northcutt, who up until now has been trained by his father, will join a whole host of killers at the Canadian facility which was once home to his hero – the great Georges St. Pierre.
The gym tends to attract fighters from far and wide because of it’s reputation for excellence, the renown of it’s head coach Firas Zahabi, and it’s dormitory facility.
England’s unbeaten welterweight prospect Tom Breese is based there. As is Ireland’s Joseph Duffy, who has been training at Tristar since the beginning of this year. A fellow lightweight, Duffy is sure to provide plenty of quality sparring for the burgeoning superstar.
As per Ferraro’s tweet Northcutt may also be joined at the training centre by Belgian import, Tarec Saffiedine, who was once a victim of the gym’s current marquee name, Rory MacDonald.
By uprooting his life and surrounding himself with such a top-notch team, Northcutt is giving himself every chance of fulfilling is gargantuan potential.