Ovince Saint Preux had a tall order in front of him at UFC 197 with just three weeks notice. “OSP” fought one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts on Saturday night and came up short, but proved that he can fight with the best of them.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was able to secure the UFC interim light heavyweight title and shot at the undisputed title against Daniel Cormier with the win over Saint Preux.
However, one thing to note is that Saint Preux said he injured his arm blocking one of Jones’ kicks in the second round. UFC President Dana White confirmed that “OSP” actually suffered a broken arm during the fight.
Saint Preux’s coach Joey Zonar told MMA Fighting that the broken arm was suffered in the second round and is unsure if surgery will be needed for repair.
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Saint Preux’s legitimacy as a top-rank contender went up after the fight with Jones, and should even hold more validity having fought one of the pound-for-pound greats for the majority of the fight with a broken arm.
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