Sage Northcutt reveals eight facial fractures after 29-second horrorshow knockout 4 months ago

Sage Northcutt reveals eight facial fractures after 29-second horrorshow knockout

Orbital missile

Sage Northcutt was knocked out in brutal style during his ONE FC debut on Saturday. The former UFC posterboy (11-3) only survived 29 seconds against Cosmo Alexandre (8-1), a six-time Muay Thai world champion.

A hulking overhand right froze Northcutt in his stride before collapsing face-first into the canvas.

He revealed the punch put him in hospital, requiring a nine-hour surgery to repair eight fractures.


Demonstrating an admirable degree of positivity, Northcutt posted on Instagram: "Fresh out of surgery…I had 8 fractures and a nine hour intense operation. Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from ONE FC, my family/friends and fans! My Terminator face is not too Shabby. 'I’ll be back!' Next post is catheter removal."

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Fellow fighter and absolute hardman Cub Swanson had some reassuring words for super Sage, indicating that severe facial injury is no barrier to a UFC return.