He dropped into the UFC Unfiltered podcast to discuss a number of topics, including getting connected with Uriah Faber (or as Northcutt respectfully calls him, “Mr. Faber”):
He also discussed what it was like being the youngest athlete on the UFC roster, and how his first loss changed his approach:
Northcutt’s allure extends far outside The Octagon in a way rare to most of the roster, and he has made it heard that he would love to play Ivan Drago’s son in Creed 2. From the outside looking in, it seems to be one of the most obvious casting decisions of all time. He discusses:
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Relentlessly positive and upbeat, Northcutt used his Norfolk Octagaon interview following his win to tell the audience to keep their hopes up “whatever kinds of problems you might be going through, if you’re having a hard time at work, maybe with your family…you can overcome that!” Judging by the reaction of the crowd in attendance and the eruption of online love, his message might just be resonating.