“Super” Sage Northcutt (with a record of 7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) returned to the octagon at UFC 200 this weekend with an impressive win over Enrique “Wasabi” Marin (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Sage had to overcome a series of high-intensity attacks and showed excellent defensive work to come through as the winner. Submission attempts, takedowns, Northcutt had to endure a barrage.
“I’m always learning and getting better with my technique,” Northcutt said. “I’m still very young, so I have a lot to learn. His jiu-jitsu is pretty good, but none of the submissions he went for bugged me or hurt. I know my tendons are pretty strong, so they didn’t affect me at all.”
“Any time he was on top, he wasn’t doing any damage. He never threw any strikes. He was just trying to hold me. When I reversed him, I was doing the most damage. I had the most significant strikes and never really got hit by him. Whenever the UFC wants me to fight again, I’m ready. I’ll be excited.”
Here it is, anyway. Enrique Marin Vs. Sage Northcutt full fight:
And here’s Northcutt’s post-fight interview: