Yeah, we’ve pretty much seen Ovince St. Preux go as high as he’ll go in the UFC’s light-heavyweight heap.
When he lost to Gegard Mousasi in Strikeforce, well, he was young and still learning the ropes. When he lost to Ryan Bader, hey, was a promising TUF winner. When he lost to Glover Teixeira, the Brazilian was a top-ranked title challenger. And everyone loses to Jon Jones, so there’s no shame in that.
But in his last two outings, OSP has fallen to Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir, and that sort of says it all right there. OSP is tough, but he’s the 205-pound division’s gatekeeper.
Which is fine. It certainly doesn’t mean his fight on Saturday – at UFC Fight Night 108, against Marcos Rogerio de Lima – won’t be fun to watch. It probably will. Just don’t expect any title shots in OSP’s future.
Here’s a sample of OSP at his best: