Sage Northcutt has big plans for his ONE Championship career. Not only does the eight-fight UFC veteran plan on capturing a ONE Championship MMA title, but he’s also hoping to snag titles in Muay Thai and kickboxing competition as part of the ONE Super Series.
“What I think is cool is, they have, not only do they have MMA, but they also have Muay Thai and they have kickboxing,” Northcutt said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour (transcript via MMA Fighting). “So, I want to be the champion in MMA, I want to be the champion in Muay Thai and kickboxing. I want to do it all. And I think that ONE Championship is going to be really cool because I believe that I’m going to display my different skills in each of those and I believe be the champ in each of those. I think it’s the perfect league.”
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Sage Northcutt also discussed his recent visit to Singapore, where he attended the action-packed ONE: Heart of the Lion event and got to see what the promotion is all about.
“It was super cool,” Northcutt said. “There have been a lot of people who have said that actually haven’t seen their events, they were saying, ‘hey Sage, I don’t know if you want to go to ONE because, they may not as big as the UFC is’. But, over there at ONE Championship, they had over 35 million viewers watching the fights … it’s definitely huge and I thought it was really cool how, when you walked out they had fireworks shooting out through the arena and then when the people that had the title won the ONE championship or defended their title, they had gold confetti everywhere. It was really cool.”
Sage Northcutt is likely to compete in the ONE Championship welterweight division, which has a limit of 185 pounds. In this division, he can look forward to potential bouts with champion Zebaztian Kadestam, and contenders like Luis “Sapo” Santos, Tyler McGuire, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Kiamrian Abbasov, Daichi Abe, and Agilan Thani.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/18/2018.