At age 23, Jon Jones became the youngest champion in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when he stopped Maurcio Rua to claim the light heavyweight strap at UFC 128 back in 2011.
But that record could be in jeopardy.
Especially if 155-pound phenom Sage Northcutt has any say in the matter. The "Super" mixed martial arts (MMA) lightweight is just 19 years old and already boasts a flawless 6-0 record.
From Tuesday's media scrum (via MMA Fighting):
"What I am looking at is a longterm thing. I'm trying to have not only as many fights as I can right now, because you don't know when the end of your career could be, but also to be able to hopefully be the UFC champion one day, and I'd like to be the youngest."
That may be easier said than done.
Before we can start talking about title contention, Northcutt must first get past venerable wrestling standout Cody Pfister at the UFC Fight Night 80 event (details), which takes place tomorrow night (Thurs., Dec. 10, 2015) inside Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Then it's out of the frying pan and into the fire.