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Fitness & Health

27th Jan 2016

This is how the UFC’s karate phenom Sage Northcutt became an absolute beast (Video)

Look how ripped he was as a kid!

Ben Kenyon

How the f**k does Sage Northcutt get so ripped?

Every time we see a photo of the 19-year-old UFC wonderkid looking shredded we ask ourselves this.

He’s even had to come out and deny steroid allegations because of his ridiculous physique – but just look at those biceps.

Now the UFC has gone behind the scenes with Super Sage to find out how he went from karate kid to Dana White’s next great hope for the organisation.

Quite predictably his training is insane – and it has been ever since he started karate as a five-year-old. The lad was born to fight.

He was competing in more than 30 karate and kickboxing tournaments a year and his dad Mark was getting him to do 500 sit-ups a day.

Northcutt has been travelling the world since he was 12 fighting other kids – and just look at the shape he’s in.

We can’t wait to see how his tep up to welterweight goes this weekend when he faces Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night Newark.