The Sage Northcutt hype train was derailed on Saturday night. The first loss of his MMA career came in incredibly facile fashion; an arm triangle choke - while in half guard - to Bryan Barberena.
In the second round of the encounter at Fight Night New Jersey, Northcutt tapped out with a little under two minutes remaining.
The 19-year-old has been the recipient of numerous jealous remarks from other UFC fighters, mainly due to receiving such a high salary so early in his career. In his last fight, a stoppage of Cody Pfister back in December, Northcutt received $80,000 ($40,000 salary and $40,000 win bonus).
Once he had tapped out to Barberena last night, many of Northcutt's fellow UFC employees took the opportunity to share their delight at the loss.
You can watch the finish at the bottom of the page.
How do you tap from a arm triangle from half- guard ??#hypetrain
— Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) January 31, 2016
— Ramsey Nijem (@RamseyNijem) January 31, 2016
Wow, we got a new president of the quick tap club.
— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) January 31, 2016
Omg what a pussy!!! Dude gave up. No heart. Ufc give me his 40/40 next time cause no fucking way I would get finished with that shit! Lol
— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 31, 2016
Lol...............in half guard
— Lorenz Larkin (@da_MONSOON) January 31, 2016