ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Seemingly overnight, Sage Northcutt came out of almost nowhere to become one of the UFC's biggest stars.

With only five fights under his belt before he entered the UFC, he caused quite a stir by not only finishing his first two opponents in an impressive fashion, but also leapfrogging many veteran athletes in terms of salary in the process.

Many wondered if Northcutt was really as much of a phenom as the UFC clearly wanted him to be, or if he was, simply put, very overvalued.

This past weekend in New Jersey, Northcutt's detractors were validated when the 19-year old fighter was submitted via arm-triangle in the second round. Some believe it showed a lack of heart from the young athlete, as the choke was awkwardly positioned, and thus possibly defendable.

Watch the finish below, and let us know what you think:


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