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Sage Northcutt to have tonsils removed, sidelined until July

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Mark Northcutt, father of UFC star Sage Northcutt, told that “his son got strep throat while training with Tyron Woodley ahead of UFC 209 and, as a result, will have to undergo surgery to have his tonsils removed.”

Northcutt, who most recently competed inside the UFC octagon in December losing via submission to fellow ‘Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight’ prospect Mickey Gall, will be sidelined at least until July.

The elder Northcutt states that his son has been having throat issues since January of 2016 when he lost to Bryan Barbarena at UFC on FOX 18.

“His tonsils were damaged from the first (strep throat illness) and had little pits or holes in them that kept harboring bacteria,” Mark Northcutt said.

A specialist informed Northcutt of the decision following second and third rounds of antibiotics.

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