At just 19-years-old, Sage Northcutt is the youngest active fighter in the UFC. With an impressive win over Francisco Trevino at UFC 192, Northcutt is set to face Cody Pfister at UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10 and looking to climb the ladder to the top of the lightweight division with a lofty goal in mind.
“Everybody wants to be the UFC champion,” Northcutt said on an episode of “UFC Embedded.” “My goal is to be the youngest UFC champion in UFC history.” Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones holds that record winning the 205-pound title when he was just 23-years-old.
With having a few years to build up wins and climb his way to a title shot, it wouldn’t seem that far-fetched of an idea. However, with just 57 seconds of fight time in the UFC, it is still far too early to tell what the future holds for Sage Northcutt, but we’ll get a glance to see more on Dec. 10.
Do you think Northcutt is destined for the lightweight title and able to snatch the record of youngest champion in UFC history from Jon Jones?
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