Cody Pfister is well aware of the circumstances that he would need to face when he agreed to go against the UFC’s 19-year-old new blood, Sage Northcutt, this coming UFC Fight Night 80.
Even though Northcutt has just six fights into his career in the MMA industry, the largely-hyped newbie is already getting support from fans and has been tagged as the next big thing in the UFC, which helped him get motivated on his 57-second debut. This victory further proved that in his young age and skills, Northcutt he is indeed the real deal and should be watched out for.
Not everyone is buying these statements though.
Pfister revealed he is more than happy to be the one to spoil Northcutt’s hyped image. Although he was kind enough to agree to fight Northcutt and be one of the stepping stones that the 19-year-old would need to face, Pfister is dead sure that he’ll be dominating the cage.
“You look at his record. His opponents’ record if you combine it, it turns into a losing record. Whereas if you did with to my opponents’ record, they would have a winning record. So I just think it’s a lot of over-hype. But it’s cool. It works. He’s young. I guess he’s Dana (White)’s new boy. He’s his lap dog for the moment, but I’m sure he’ll kick him to the curb after that. After I go put him down, they’re going to throw him to the s**t like they do everybody else, so it is what it is,” Pfister said.
Pfister explained his point using Northcutt and how he was presented by the UFC when he went inside the cage for the first time. Northcutt was able to impress spectators when he went up against Francisco Trevino and threw powerful punches and flashy kicks. Northcutt emerged victorious and left a very good impression to his audience. Trevino, on the other hand, didn’t have such luck. He reportedly missed his target weight before the fight, and was even found guilty of having cannabis metabolites after.
As if these events are not enough, Trevino had some altercation with Herb Dean, one of the UFC’s veteran MMA referee. This resulted to Trevino being cut from the UFC, which left Pfister upset.
“His opponent took the fight on short notice, came in overweight. The dude failed his drug test. Like, how serious were you being about this fight? That s**t is not going to happen with me. They gave me a full eight weeks. I’m going to come in there prepared, ready to f**king kill. Man, f**k this s**t, I’m just ready to go f**king smash. I’m ready. It’s just, ah, I’m crazy, and he’s not going to be able to handle it, ” Pfister said.
As for going against Northcutt, here’s what he had to say:
“I think he needs to buy better pans, because your cooking-ware isn’t very good if you can bend it. But I feel like he’s under a lot of pressure, and I feel like that pressure is going to break him, so this is going to work to my advantage. I’m just really happy and excited to go and smash, do what I love. I’m going to go out there and steal the hype. So f**k it, they’ll know who Cody Pfister is after this,” added.