The prospect has fought at lightweight and welterweight before, but may also compete at middleweight down the line.
“Who knows?” Northcutt said backstage after the event. “If you look at my brother, my brother’s like (6-foot-4), and he’s only 19 years old. So I hope I’m as tall as him. I might be 6-5. I could be 220, 230 pounds. I have no idea. My mom’s dad was 6-5. I could be fighting at 185 in the future. But first, 170.”
Northcutt has had the majority of his success in the UFC competing at lightweight, holding a 4-0-0 record in that division, while being 1-2-0 at welterweight.
No matter what weight class Northcutt competes in, a confident Northcutt knows that more improvements are coming as the fighter trains at Team Alpha Male.
“I’m at his (Urijah Faber’s) gym all the time,” Northcutt said. “I’m learning the sequences, the techniques, everything. Now, fighting at my natural weight and grow into that weight class, it will be even better.”
If Northcutt does move up to middleweight one day, it would put him in a division currently ruled by Robert Whittaker.