MMA Star Sage Northcutt

Surgery for 8 Fractures

… After MMA Knockout

5/19/2019 6:40 AM PDT

Sage Northcutt was destroyed way more than anyone thought after a 29-second, first-round knockout in his ONE Championship debut — turns out he suffered 8 fractures and was in surgery for 9 hours to repair the damage.

Northcutt posted a horrific pic of the aftermath … hooked up to all sorts of stuff post-op in the hospital.

Sage’s debut was a disaster … the 23-year-old took a devastating punch at the hands of Cosmo Alexandre to the face, sending him to the canvas with a thunderous face plant. Clearly, the punch did damage, but the face plant may have exacerbated things.

He posted the hospital pic, saying, “Fresh out of surgery … I had 8 fractures and a nine hour intense operation. Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from ONE championship, my family/friends and fans!”

It’s surprising … because Sage got up under his own power and stood there as the ref raised Alexandre’s hand and declared him the winner.

Sage was cut from the UFC after a lackluster run … UFC honcho Dana White said Northcutt just didn’t cut muster and needed to work on his game.

No word — obviously — on Sage’s future … whether or when he’ll return to ONE championship. 

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