Twitter reacts to Sage Northcutt crashing and burning at UFC on Fox 18
First it was Ronda Rousey, then it was Paige VanZant... and now Sage Northcutt's hype train has been firmly derailed.
The 19-year-old UFC wonderkid suffered his first pro defeat on Saturday night when he tapped out to an arm triangle - despite limiting Barberena from half guard.
There were plenty of shocked reactions among his fellow fighters, with Londoner and UFC bantamweight competitor Brad Pickett tweeting...
How do you tap from a arm triangle from half- guard 😳😂#hypetrain
— Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) January 31, 2016
Northcutt won't be surprised to see there was little sympathy on social media...
Why was everyone so excited about Northcutt?! Zero ground game and he had nothing for a decent fighter like Barberena. #UFCNewJersey #UFC
— Toni Vuolle (@ToniVuolle) January 31, 2016
But he's only 19, and some fans tipped him to bounce right back...
I think in the long run this loss might be a blessing in disguise. Northcutt is still a teenager folks. Has a long UFC career ahead of him.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 31, 2016
Yeah, Northcutt is green. I'm not even mad at him. He tapped to a choke from a position that someone in the UFC shouldn't tap to.
— Luke Thomas🏋️♀️ (@lthomasnews) January 31, 2016
Despite Northcutt losing the dude is gonna be straight up dominant as he gets more experienced . Mark my words he will get a belt 🙌🏻
— Miguel Deane Pozo (@OfficialJDeane) January 31, 2016
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