Ovince Saint Preux won a moral victory of sorts, going the distance with former UFC light heavyweightJon Jones on Saturday night at UFC 197, in a fight he took on three weeks notice. And now UFC president Dana White reports OSP did it with a broken arm.
“OSP broke his arm,” said White to Megan Olivi on the FOX Sports 1 post fight show, as transcribed byYahoo Sports. “I think he had a broken arm in the fourth and fifth rounds.”
In a post-fight, in-Octagon interview with Joe Rogan, OSP identified something as having happened even earlier.
“(Jones) kept a fast pace and really picked it up in the fourth round,” he said. “And in the second round he hit my arm with a high kick that has my arm hurting right now.”
Whether it was in the fourth or fifth round, or the second, or any round at all, going the distance with Jon Jones is something only four men had managed to do previously. And doing so with a broken arm is, well, it’s a moral victory.