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The first person to enter the UFC off the back of Dana White’s Looking For a Fight has gone.

‘Super’ Sage Northcutt (5-2 in the UFC) came into the promotion as one of the youngest ever athletes to compete in the top tier company in mixed martial arts. Blessed with good looks and freakish ability, Northcutt had always seemed something of a pet project for the UFC, and always had a quality about him that had him pegged as a future star.

According to UFC president Dana White, that could still be the case, but for now Northcutt will have to go elsewhere to get better.

“His contract was up, so we let him go,” White said, speaking on UFC Unfiltered. “We let Sage go. Sage is young and Sage needs some work. So let him get some work in one of these other organizations and we’ll see where this kid ends up in a couple of years and maybe we’ll pick him back up again.”

Northcutt was recently seen flying over to a ONE FC event, provoking rumours he would be signing with the Asian promotion in the footsteps of recent acquisitions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.