Remember when @sagenorthcutt almost got eaten by a bear?
— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) March 22, 2018
Whether you missed it the first time or just want to relive it again, Sage Northcutt told a story at the beginning of the month that was absolutely incredible. Basically, the kid-tested-mother-approved UFC fighter almost reenacted The Revenant on a hiking trip. Luckily, it was recently animated by Case Harts so we can experience it new and exciting ways.
“One of the first times that I was up in Sacramento, California, I was up in the mountains – and this is almost towards the Lake Tahoe area – I’m up in the mountains, I went running and climbed this waterfall by myself. I’m in the middle of nowhere, I climbed about two miles past the waterfall, and all of a sudden everything gets real quiet. Well, I didn’t know at the time, but there’s black bears up there. So I heard something grunting. All I had was a little tiny knife on me just for like protection, just because I need it, but it couldn’t do anything to a black bear, I don’t think. So, what I did was I hid behind the water that was coming out of the waterfall, and it was absolutely freezing. So, I hid for about five minutes. I didn’t move. And when I heard the grunting stop I just took off sprinting.”
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) October 19, 2017
“I literally sprinted two miles as fast as I could, hiked down the waterfall and made it back to my truck. So that was a crazy story because I felt like I was gonna get eaten. It was pretty crazy because at first I was like, maybe it’s a cougar, maybe it’s something… I didn’t know what it was. And I’m over behind the waterfall where the water’s coming out, and I take my phone out and I’m trying to Google if there’s bears in California. And then I remembered, like, I saw a statue of a bear. It was a gold bear or a silver bear in Sacramento like an hour and a half away. So I’m like OK, like, there’s gotta be bears. So then I just waited, I was completely quiet and didn’t move. And then when it stopped, I was, my heart was definitely racing cause I took off so fast. My adrenaline was going so much I felt like I was floating on my feet, like, flying.” – Sage Northcutt speaking to Submission Radio.
What needs to happen next is obvious. Sage Northcutt needs to partner up with Ilir Latifi to produce a wildlife adventure show. Or you know, just any show. Film anything with Sage Northcutt and put it on air, release to Fight Pass, or make it free on YouTube. These adventures need to not be left to the imagination of fans, regardless of how awesome it is that it got turned into a cartoon.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/22/2018.