Sage Northcutt: Natural or Steroids?

In this article today we are going to write an article about Sage Northcutt and if he uses steroids or not. We understand that it is very important when a famous person such as Sage is taking steroids or not because very often, people tend to follow their decisions. That is the reason why, nowadays, more young males that are aged between 18 and 35 years old are using anabolic steroids than ever before. Although the steroids are known to damage your health, especially by not using them properly, they are mostly using those drugs in order to transform their physique for the better, which is obvious.

More often, as much as we all noticed, when we are hearing the word “steroids” and especially when someone is taking them, we automatically imagine some hulking great bodybuilders that are having their biceps bigger than most people’s heads. But that’s not always like that. While these anabolic steroids are indeed used in the world of bodybuilding very often for getting huge, both by professionals and amateurs, to build muscles and look really huge is not the only reason why people choose to use anabolic steroids. Steroids are sometimes known as performance enhancing drugs (or in short, they are often referred as PEDs).

This is the reason why we are going to check if Sage Northcutt has ever used steroids despite his fairly average looking body compared to Mr Olympia champions such as Phil Heath which is much bigger. Some people know this very well, and that’s why Sage Northcutt still got steroids accusations and today we are going to check them. We would check these accusations, his body, condition, steroid symptoms, gains timeline etc. and would try to come with an answer to the question – is he using steroids or not? we noticed, that his steroids accusations have been appearing more and more for the last year or so. You see… as steroids can also improve a person’s athletic performance; more and more athletes lately are using steroids which can allow them to compete at a greater and higher level.

Sage has got much more famous lately thanks to his role that he nearly got in the Hollywood blockbuster named “Creed 2” which appeared on the screens not so long ago but unfortunately he didn’t got the role to play alongside with Michael B Jordan. Nonetheless, he earns his primary living and got famous thanks to the fact that he is a professional MMA fighter. Recently, he has found himself on the wrong side of the steroid accusations for several reasons, however, as I said, we would try to determine if the Sage Northcutt steroid accusations are actually true or not.

This is what we are going to attempt to find out today.


Legal Disclaimer

Before we can continue any further with this article, we need to take the legal stuff out of the way and that’s why we need this legal disclaimer here. First of all we should mention that we do not know Sage Northcutt personally or anybody close to him, we are in absolutely no way, form or shape associated with him and we doubt that we ever will be. We have absolutely no personal information of Sage Northcutt and we do not have his medical history. All the information used in writing of this article is publicly displayed and can be obtained by anyone.

With all of this being said, the content of what you are about to read here is based purely only on speculation on our part and is by no means to be taken as literal truth, even though we believe that our verdict is most often close to reality.

Even so, we are still having absolutely no idea whether Sage has ever used steroids in the past, nor will we ever know for definite unless Sage Northcutt would ever tell this himself, which we greatly doubt.

Nonetheless, what we are going to attempt to do, however, it is a form of an educated opinion on the Sage Northcutt steroids accusations to try to find out whether he MAY have used steroids in the past or not based on our knowledge of anabolic steroids and checking his body/ and history. That is why, without any further delay, let’s learn more about Sage Northcutt, his body/ physique, his career and whether we believe he has used steroids in the past or not.

Who is Sage Northcutt?

There may be some people who don’t know who Sage Northcutt is, for this reason, in order to get the things started, we are going to bring up some summed up information about who Sage Northcutt actually is.

So, Sage Northcutt is an MMA professional fighter who lately has turned a Hollywood actor which brought him even more famous. Sage, is also a very young up and coming athlete that a lot of people predict he is going to do extremely well in the world of mixed martial arts and that’s all thanks to his pretty young age; very good strength, speed and size, natural talent and mindset. However, all of these predictions were made assuming that he is going to go with the MMA as a professional fighter, opposed to acting in the Hollywood which is definitely less risky, but so far, nobody seem to say anything. But it wouldn’t be a wonder if Sage Northcutt decides to go the Hollywood path because of this reason – he is able to stay injury free, which in itself is quite a very big risk for athletes at any level.

Sage Northcutt is currently only 23 years old but he already has managed to have quite a good number of MMA fights under his belt, including several of them in the UFC, however more on that later. So, as a conclusion Sage Northcutt is pretty young, he is definitely good looking and ripped to shreds, definitely athletic, and is surely very talented guy, especially in sports.

However, with all of this being said we are now wondering – are all of those traits enough to have helped him to become a top tier mixed atrial artist fighter in the biggest MMA organization on the planet? Or he did used some steroids in order to enhance the performance he has and achieve such a big success in sports, such as his former opponent is claiming?

In this article, we are going to make it all much clearer and as this article will give everyone a better idea, however, for now, let’s take a closer look and find out more about his career, both as a professional fighter and behind the cameras too as this might give us a better idea about his potential steroid use.

Sage Northcutt Career

Back in 2015, a young and eager MMA fighter which has very big hopes, dreams and aspirations has got quite a good shot at greatness, the likes of which most of the young fighters can only dream of. That’s because Sage Northcutt has managed to sign up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is also better known as the short form – UFC, that’s while he was aged only 19 years old. So well, Sage Northcutt, even though he was so young, he definitely wasn’t new to martial arts. In fact, despite his very young age, you could still call him a veteran in this as he has been fighting since he was only 4 years old. By the age of 5 years old, he was regularly competing in Karate tournaments and by this time it was pretty clear that he had quite a good and natural talent for his chosen discipline. It is obvious that he never gave up and as he grew older, he continued training more and more. But what’s even more impressive than that (at least to my opinion), is the fact that he managed to combine his training with studying.

By doing the research on this guy, I managed to find out that he studied as a petroleum engineer, that’s why you can get quite a good idea of just how intelligent Sage is. He seemed to have success as a very young age because by the time he was 9 years old only, he already appeared on the front cover of Sports Karate Magazine so he managed to become the youngest person to ever grace the cover of this prestigious magazine and to my opinion that’s a huge success and achievement.

While he was having his interview for the magazine, that young nine years old ambitious kid has stated that one day, he would fight in the UFC and more than that – he claimed that he would become a world champion! It is obvious that hearing this from a 9 years old kid might sound hilarious so many people simply laughed at this and took it as a kid’s nonsense, however 10 years later, the first half of his promise became reality so at this moment nobody laughed anymore.

Dana White has signed Sage to the UFC and threw him in at the deep end. But since he signed in, he has had quite a fairly impressive career in the UFC and he is holding a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and no draws as of this writing.

So, that’s pretty much only one part of the story of Sage Northcutt because this is his summed up fighter career, however as we can see, he seem to start an acting career too.  

Creed 2

In the Creed 2; Sage was near to play Ivan Drago’s son – a professional boxer. Well, in order to refresh people’s memories – Ivan Drago has firstly appeared in Rocky IV, where he would fight and eventually would tragically kill Apollo Creed in the ring. I guess everybody remembers that Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) got his revenge in the same movie, however, a lot of years later, here we are once again. As much as I noticed, there are 2 main reason why Sage Northcutt was thought to play Ivan Drago’s son. Well, Ivan Drago has been played by Dolph Lundgren and his resemblance to Sage Northcutt is fairly uncanny. That’s the first reason while the second is obvious – his body which he has thanks to his sporting career.

I will not try to spoil this movie in case someone hasn’t watched it yet but I definitely recommend it to everyone as it is a great movie. You can watch the trailer instead where you can see that in Creed 2, Apollo Creed’s son (Michael B Jordan) is trying to take on Ivan’s Drago’s son (Florian Munteanu – the guy who got the role) in the ring. The movie is great as you can see these 2 fighting on the ring “for death” and you can also see Dolph Lundgren and Sylverster Stallone reprising their roles as Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa. Anyway, as said, Sage didn’t got the role and yet, he was still training for that role before he was said that he didn’t got it.

Below I will share the link to the Creed 2 training of Sage Northcutt for Drago role. You can see in the video that Sage Northcutt has a very impressive physique where he seems to be quite a bit more bulked compared to how he is in real life. This is one of the reasons why some people started wondering if Sage Northcutt has taken steroids in order to become “bigger” or that’s how Hollywood cameraman can play with light and angles making Sage Northcutt look bigger.

Let’s check his workout.

Sage Northcutt Workout

Sage has been involved in sports and fitness for like 75% of his entire life so far, this is why I guess it is very safe to say that he knows very well his way around a gym, and how to properly workout. Getting to the numbers, Sage has a height of 6 feet in height and is weighing around 170 to 175 pounds. I do realize that checking these numbers, those stats are hardly any impressive. Nonetheless, it does tells a lot in our case. What I am trying to say is that a 6 ft tall bodybuilder that is having 5% of body fat and is weighing in around 280 pounds would pretty much surely be using something other than only whey protein in order to build such an impressive physique that made him reach such stats. However, a 170 pounds man standing the same height, would definitely not raise that much suspicion of using steroids.

As said, he might not have impressive numbers but despite this, Sage is still looking amazing, which is obvious for a man nearly living in the gym, and I do think that it is thanks to his work ethic both in and out of the gym. I found out that when he is training for a fight, he is going to implement quite a number of cardiovascular-based exercises for conditioning, all along with some power and Olympic moves for getting him some strength. However, while he’s in off season and as much as we have found out – while he was preparing for Creed 2; he has followed quite more of a typical bodybuilder type workout. He would pair up to 2 muscle groups and would opt for a push day and for a pull day. For example, he might have back and biceps for a day, and along with chest and shoulders. But his leg day would still remain his leg day. But he would perform a lot of heavy compound lifts such as squats; deadlifts; bench presses; chin ups and so on and so forth. As much as I have noticed, the sets would be anywhere between 3 and 4 while the rep ranges would usually be anywhere between the 8 and 10 range, as I said – typically for a bodybuilder workout.

Sage Northcutt Diet

Except for the fact that you are training a lot, I guess everybody knows and well understands that dieting is exactly as important (or even more important) in order to get in you in a good shape. This is why, if you want to compete in sports or simply look amazing then you need to ensure that you are eating healthy foods. By doing my research about Sage’s diet, I found out that he is extremely strict with his diet and you are right by thinking that he’s the type of the guy who never cheats his diet by looking at his body. He is indeed eating exactly what you would expect someone to look like him would eat. It is obvious that a combination of such a strict diet along with his workout schedule he manages to stay in such a great physique.

Lean protein like white fish, chicken breast, egg whites; turkey; along with veggies; brown rice; lean red mince; as well as some omega 3s.

It is obvious that if there are some of you who understands nutrition out there, you know that this diet is nothing fancy, however, from the looks of Sage, it surely does work for him well.

Sage Northcutt Steroids Use

After we have discussed about his career which is the main factor that made Sage Northcutt look as amazing as he does and after we determined his workout schedule and diet which both allowed him to build some muscles and stay lean, now the time has come for us to try to determine whether or not the Sage Northcutt steroids accusations were true or whether they were nothing more than some hateful accusations that were thrown towards him by his opponent who fairly lost in a match and can’t accept his faith.

So, below we are going to be checking some pieces of evidence both for, and against, potential steroid use on Sage’s part.

Steroid Accusations

In order to start with, we would need to address those steroid accusations and will talk about those accusations thrown in Sage’s direction. What I am trying to say is…

One of Sage Northcutt’s recent opponents named Cody Pfister; has accused Sage of using steroids the weekend before they were due to fight at UFC Fight Night 80. It is obvious that Sage Northcutt is denying all of those accusations, but we don’t have much examples when any professional athlete came out and admitted taking steroids. However, we have quite a good number of examples when athletes were caught lying about their steroid use. With all of this being said, do you think that this tells us anything about Sage and steroid use on his part?

Well, it doesn’t tell us anything. That’s why, we need to keep on digging further.

Sage Has Denied Using Steroids

After Sage has been accused of using anabolic steroids, he has received quite a good amount of media attention. It is obvious that Sage was asked if those accusations were true and it is obvious that Sage emphatically said that they were not, that he never used any steroids. Sage, instead, claimed that he has been tested by USADA (United States Anti Doping Agency) 3 times, and also once he’s been tested by TBC (Texas Boxing Commission).

It is known that in the past UFC wasn’t testing their participants, however nowadays all UFC fighters are being tested by USADA, including big names such as Conor McGregor. Thanks to the tests, many big names have also been busted in the past. The tests have busted such people as Jon “Bones” Jones as well as former UFC and WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

In addition to that, I have managed to find that Sage Northcutt has responded to the steroid accusations with a video he made and uploaded online. In the video we can see him denying using any steroids.

In fact, Sage is claiming that he has recently been tested by USADA completely randomly, at 6 am in the morning. As it was explained, they arrived at his home, completely announced, and has requested blood and urine samples, which Sage happily provided as much as it was said.

All in all, among all drug tests that he passed, he has never failed a single drug test, so recently, it would appear that he has not used steroids, at least it would be extremely hard for him to use steroids and not be detected by USADA with random drug testing. However, not using steroids recently doesn’t meant that he has not used them in the past, that’s why we need to check it all further.

Anybody can very easily deny using steroids – even those who actually use them; and Sage would quite obviously have a lot to lose if he would have been busted using steroids. This is the reason why if he was using them, then the smart move would still be on him denying it. Especially if he used them in the past and doesn’t use them no more – making it impossible for someone to detect it anymore.

However, in his favor it is the fact that he has been tested completely randomly and it was done multiple times, and he has not yet failed a drug test, at very least – not to our knowledge. However, I doubt that if he would have been caught such information wouldn’t reach the media.

His Size

There are some people out there which you might find even on streets, that you simply look at them for the very first time and it is getting quite obvious that those people are using some steroids, or at very least they have used them in the past. There are different things that should be checked before accusing someone of using steroids, but there are just some dudes out there that are having such bodies which scream out load: STEROIDS!

Such people, usually, are extremely big and they are with huge muscles and in addition to that – they are also having some other giveaway signs of steroid use, which we are going to be checking quite a bit later.

But as much as we can see, Sage Northcutt is by far from being called a huge dude with extremely big muscles. That’s something to be taken in consideration, however don’t let this fool you around because I know personally guys in similar size of Sage (or even smaller) who are using steroids. That’s why, the fact that he’s in this size definitely doesn’t scream steroids, but it doesn’t automatically make him look innocent. What I am trying to say is not that Sage doesn’t look good, don’t get me wrong. Sage is around 170 pounds; and while he is indeed muscular, if you would see him in clothing then he would look fairly average. That’s what I am trying to say. Anyway, as much as it looks, so far it is all very promising for Sage, regarding his potential steroid use.

No Obvious Signs of Steroid Use

As I earlier said, there are some dudes out there that have bodies screaming steroids. As I said, they are usually huge with huge muscles but I also said there should be steroid symptoms too. So, a good way of telling whether someone is using steroids or not it is simply to take a look at their bodies and check for some steroid side effects. That’s exactly what we are going to do here. With a bit of knowledge on steroids and their side effects and with photos/ videos all over the internet of Sage Northcutt, we can easily determine if this guy has any steroid symptoms on his body. Some of the obvious steroid side effects which are most common include: flushed skin; acne; oily skin; hair rounded deltoids/ shoulders; water retention; gyno; puffy nipples; hair loss and there are some others as well. These are the most common signs of a steroid user and they are very hard to avoid by cycling at least a few times.

I carefully checked many photos and videos of Sage’s body and I was carefully checking for any (at least one) steroid side effects but I couldn’t find any which means that he has nothing of those side effects that I could mention here.

Another very big giveaway is a distended abdomen, which is thanks to the HGH use taken alongside Insulin. This is causing the organs to swell and to expand and it includes internal organs which is pushing against the stomach. A very good example is Sylvester Stallone which is known to be using HGH. HGH, in fact, is not a steroid, however it is very commonly used with steroids and it is also known as a PED.

Anyway, Sage Northcutt does not seem to have this effect either. Generally, Sage doesn’t seem to have anything. Not having a single steroid symptom is very important to be taken in consideration either. Very often, steroid users would have at least one (but most commonly, they have 2 – 4 side effects). However, it is not unheard that a steroid user who uses small doses doesn’t have any steroid symptom. So, Sage not having any steroid symptoms doesn’t make him automatically be 100% natural, however, it is another thing proving his innocence.

Sage Condition

One thing that you are going to notice about Sage it is the fact that he is always in a very good shape. And by saying “in a good shape” we mean that he is ripped to shreds. He is always having 6 pack abs, all year round, he is always remaining ripped and he is always vascular while his body fat does seem to be in a single digit percentages for all of the year round. This tells us a lot. That’s because maintaining such type of a shape constantly is requiring a lot of hard work, needless to say – both in the gym and out of it.

People might think that he might be using some fat burning steroids, such as clenbuterol and winstrol, which would certainly make it all much easier since they help you lose a lot of fat. Such steroids make you lose much more fat with the same amount of effort. Nonetheless, let’s not forget that such things come with their own side effects. For example, if you use them you should see extreme vascularity or flushed skin. Sage doesn’t have them. In addition to that, you just can’t run them 365/ 365 days. This means that you should stop them from time to time.

The bodybuilders are using such steroids when they are preparing for a bodybuilding show and they need to flush out of their bodies any extra fat. But when they stop taking them (after the show) the water retention is nearly a must. You just can’t be using those compounds without getting water retention as a side effect when you stop them.

This is the reason why the fact that Sage Northcutt manages to remain lean all year round is a reason for some people out there to think that he uses steroids, but for me this is in fact, proving him being natty.

What’s the conclusion?

Based on the lack of evidences proving that Sage Northcutt uses or has ever used steroids, my conclusion is that he is an all natural bodybuilder. My verdict of a juicer is given to those dudes who have at least a few factors indicating them taking steroids. But when I find no evidence proving them juicing (as in Sage’s case) my verdict is – natural. For this reason, there does not seem to be any truth behind the Sage Northcutt steroid accusations.

If he ever used steroids then he has done it in an extremely good way that nobody can prove it. But I highly doubt about this. I think those steroid accusations were made by his opponent simply because he couldn’t accept his loss.

From the evidence that we managed to find, and from what we can see with our own eyes, we do believe that Sage is an all natural athlete. In addition to that, you can know for sure that his physique is definitely achievable naturally. However, such a physique to be achieved and maintained naturally is very difficult. You need a lot of hard work in gym, in kitchen and a lot of dedication!

Write down in the comments below what do you think about Sage Northcutt. Do you like him as a professional fighter or actor? Do you still think he uses steroids? Write down in the comments the evidence that you found. A lot of thanks to the following sources:

1 thought on “Sage Northcutt: Natural or Steroids?”

  1. At first my thought was “Sage, is using steroids to achieve his muscles, because he is just to muscular to not be using steroids.” Well I am glad Sage, isn’t using steroids. His body is in very good shape. My congrats to Sage. Keep up the good work Sage.

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