Tonight, Saturday the 30th, Sage Northcutt fights as part of UFC New Jersey (hey, look, PBP here!). On short notice, he’s moving up weight classes, from 155 lbs to 170 lbs. He’s very happy about this. That Sage is happy should come as no surprise to anyone because he is always happy. He may be the happiest person in the world, let alone the UFC. But all this happiness leads to one, simple, question: Is Sage Northcutt a golden retriever?
To start, watch a little of the following few videos. You needn’t watch them all but just enough to get a sense of Mr. Northcutt’s personality.
Now, here are some clips of golden retrievers.
To you, the loyal reading public, I submit that Sage Northcutt is a golden retriever. He has the same hair color, the same enthusiasm for life, the same joy in the simple things. If you did not know better, you would swear the UFC is desperate for ratings and are now having humans fight animals. (If this happens, Khabib Nurmagomedov will win because he used to wrestle bears as a child.)(Really.)
In fact, Sage’s fight tonight is on FOX, the same network that once had 50 midgets in a test of strength competition with an elephant, a grown man race a zebra, another grown man have a hotdog eating contest with a bear, and a sumo in a tug of war with a monkey (orangutan, whatever). OF COURSE they’re now doing man vs dog fights.
And, like a golden retriever, he never lets negative things get to him and is so happy to interact with everyone! Look what he said about online trolls during the media scrum:
“I definitely try to respond to as many people as I can. Not the negative stuff, I never try to read that. If I happen to see one or so, I’m like that’s kind of funny. But other than that, I always try to reach out and talk to as many people as I can and get to communicate with them.”
I’d put even money that if you threw a tennis ball Sage would instinctively chase after it. I’d put even money that every time he sees his dad, he gets excited, smiles, and says, “DAD! I’VE MISSED YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!” I’d put even money that when he goes to the store, and he finds out something is half off, he jumps and punches his fist to the sky. I’d put even money that he sometimes shits outside in the backyard.
Because Sage Northcutt is a golden retriever.
Seriously, Khabib wrestled a bear as a child.