Ovince Saint Preux not concerned with short prep time for UFC 197

April 6, 2016 8:31 am by Evan Bell

While fighting arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time on less than two weeks notice is undoubtably a daunting task for most, Ovince Saint Preux believes he often does better in short notice fights.

Saint Preux, who now faces Jon Jones in an interim light heavyweight title fight in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23rd, spoke to MMAJunkie to explain the situation:

“At times, I feel I do better on short notice,” Saint Preux said. “It’s going to get a little hectic in the next two, three weeks. But at least it wasn’t like that for the last three or four months, so I don’t have to do any adjustments at all. All the adjustment’s on (Jones). You look at me, and I’m a pretty good fighter. I can hold my own with the best of them.”

He continued:

“Guys like that, you break them out of their pattern, and that’s what I intend to do,” he said. “If I have the opportunity to finish him, I’m going to go ahead and take that opportunity. I guarantee you, he knows, as well as his camp knows, I can do that if the opportunity presents itself.

“He’s a beast, and I’m a beast, too. We both can do some beast (expletive).”


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