Sage Northcutt could be the next GSP says UFC veteran

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Sage Northcutt has spent less than a minutes in the Octagon, but already the 19-year-old is gathering some real momentum.

The 6-0 fighter ran through lightweight opponent Francisco Trevino October 3 in Houston, Texas, opening the show with a first-round TKO.

UFC Veteran and FOX Sports commentator Kenny Florian is one of those people buying into the young talents hype.


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The New GSP

"Talk about potential," Florian said Monday on his podcast. "Talk about dollar signs. This kid could be Georges St-Pierre times 10."

"When you look at his look and the way that he fights. The explosiveness. This kid, I think he got to the state championships after only a year of wrestling in high school. He was wrestling at Texas A&M after only a couple years of wrestling. He started wrestling very late. This kid is an athlete through and through. Just look at that flip."

Impressing Dana

The young talent was signed by the UFC after Dana White saw the former Karate world champion fight in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

"Let's say fighting doesn't work out, he could be a movie star," said Florian. "He could be a Jean-Claude Van Damme. Maybe do it at the same time. I creeped on his Instagram after seeing that flip, just kind of going back in his history and he's like 17 years old running up a grass hill with three tires tied to him."

"It's unbelievable what kind of maturity and approach that he has to this game," said Florian. "His father must have been a disciplinarian. Everything this guy does he does it 100 percent. Whether it's wrestling or being a karate world champion. His sister is a karate champion. It's in their blood. This is what they do, and now we're getting these truly elite, world-class athletes in the sport. It really is exciting."

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