Cape Town - Teenage superstar Sage Northcutt is the latest MMA
star to put his faith in Irishmen Conor McGregor, accepting a somewhat bizarre
wager posed to him be fellow UFC middleweight Sam Alvey on Alvey’s ‘Pound For Pound’ podcast
earlier this week.
According to the MMALatestNews.com website, Northcutt, 19, with already one UFC win
under his belt, was asked by co-host Jordan Killion of MMA Latest
whether he was interested in the December 12 McGregor v Aldo
December 12, I’m excited to watch that.”
Sage then asked Alvey and Killion who they “would be rooting for”.
Alvey, who has been known to be heavily in support of
Jose Aldo confirmed: “Aldo all
day long. I’m also going for Weidman and Jacare (Sousa) at UFC 194”.
When the question was thrown back to Northcutt, the
teenage sensation was sure with his pick of the Irishmen, stating: “I never
like to say names but, McGregor has a different style. He’s appealing and he’s
good for the sport. I’m just excited to see who wins, it’s a hard one to decide.”
Following this revelation that Alvey and Northcutt had
their allegiances in opposing corners, Alvey decided to pose his fellow UFC
colleague a small light-hearted wager.
you a bet Sage. If Aldo wins, you have to take a picture with your hair flat.
If McGregor wins, I (Sam Alvey) have to take a picture with my hair all spiked
up (Sage Northcutt style)”
The stakes might not be as high as some of the
high-rolling bets taken online and in the Las Vegas casinos next weekend, but McGregor
can take even more confidence in the knowledge that yet another big name in the
sport, Sage Northcutt, is backing him.
Northcutt himself will be in action next week on
December 10 at UFC Fight Night 80 where he will be taking on Cody
Pfister. Northcutt will hope to continue his momentum back from UFC 192 where
in his debut bout he recorded a stunning 57-second TKO victory over Francisco
With McGregor and Northcutt two of the UFC’s youngest
stars it’s entirely possible we will see both holding UFC Gold in the near future.