While recovering from the brutal knockout loss, a move that Northcutt is making upon his return is to compete at 155 pounds going forward.
“I’m not really thinking about any opponents right now, just thinking how I’m going to go down two weight classes,” Northcutt said to MMA Junkie. “So my previous organization I was in, I was 5-0 at 155 pounds, so I’m going to go back down to featherweight.”
The featherweight division in One Championship is contested at 155 pounds, unlike the UFC, which 155 pounds is lightweight.
Fans can expect to see a smarter version of Northcutt when the fighter makes his return to action.
“I’m expecting to be a smarter version of myself,” he said. “I’ve been doing a lot of, I guess, studying up of what happened in my previous fight, watching so many fights and stuff. So smarter me, a faster version of me, because I’m going back down two weight classes and a more dominant version, because I was undefeated at that weight class. I still am, and I believe I’ll be dominant there.”
There is no word yet on when Northcutt will compete again, as the fighter is recovering from surgery performed after the aforementioned loss to Alexandre.