News is surfacing that “Super” Sage Northcutt is going to fight on the upcoming blockbuster UFC 200 card in July against the unheralded Enrique Marin. The question on everyone’s mind is, “What is he going to do to shore up his jiu-jitsu game?”
Following his shocking tap at the UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Bader card in January to a barely there arm-triangle choke at the hands of Brian (sp?) Barberena, cries of overrated and overpaid were levied at the 20-year old doe-faced man child with the abs of titanium. Charges of favouritism by the UFC and preferential matchmaking have dogged his time with the promotion, but the Barberena loss highlighted how far he really has to go to reach the heights of the sport, especially in the ultra-competitive light and welterweight divisions.
Enter comedian Katt Williams. The diminutive comic, who has recently been training hard at the grappling art that forms a core piece of any complete MMA toolbox has extended an offer to Northcutt to come and train with him at his new facility in Gainesville, GA.
Williams, despite numerous run-ins with law enforcement, has always taken it upon himself to give back to the community and a recent video of him has surfaced helping to train local at-risk 8th-graders.
Will it help get Sage over the hump? Both fans and haters will be eagerly awaiting the upcoming match to dissect his ground game. What is obvious, a fighter of his limited capacity, can take all the help he can get.
Will Katt-Jitsu replace Touch Butt as the latest rage in mixed martial arts training?