Sage Northcutt recently went on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and explained that he had a serious Strep Throat infection during fight week. He was on tons of medication and hospitalized. UFC doctors cleared him to fight but only would let him take certain antibiotics.
“The kid really wanted to fight and I let him fight and he was sick as hell – I blew it,” White told BigBoyTV “I blew that one, so bad. The kid was super sick and he still wanted to fight, his father said, ‘Listen, we still want to take this fight, we want to take this fight.’ I should have pulled the kid from the fight.”
“He’s 19 years old,” White said. “He fought three times in (four) months – I should have pulled him.”