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Sage Northcutt has amazing grip strength, so much so that he has the ability to bend a frying pan with his bare hands.

How does he do it? Is it a trick of some kind?

While chatting with GQ, he was asked about his incredible ability:

"No, there's no trick to it. At least, not that I know of. Maybe there is some secret out there, but for me, I think it's just all the crazy grip work and the weird forearm strength I've built up since I was little."

He was then asked how someone can build that the of strength in their hands.

"I used to take a baseball bat and whip at the trees outside my house. I would hit the tree over and over to strengthen my grip. Another little part of it is from karate. Having to spin weapons and twirl them and passing them between your legs while you're doing flips and stuff, I think that built up a different type of strength. Just building up every little fiber and tissue in the forearms."

Sage will return to the octagon to face Enrique Marin on July 9 at the historic UFC 200 event, taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can read the full GQ interview with Sage Northcutt here.


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