Ovince St. Preux Says He's Happy With His UFC 171 Win
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.17.2014
And his extra $50,000...
Ovince St. Preux spoke with MMAjunkie about his win over Nikita Krylov at UFC 171. Check out the highlights:
On his weight heading into the fight: "Even throughout the week, I felt good. My weight felt good. I came in at about 217 (pounds), and I only had to lose two pounds when I woke up Friday morning, and I don't think I even got up to 220 today. But other than that, I felt really good."
On earning a performance bonus: "(I'm) definitely happy because it got me $50,000. I really wanted to stand up in this fight, but coach wanted me to take him down, because I could take advantage of him on the ground. But the minute he grabbed my head, I was like, ‘This is a move I learned, like, five years ago.' And I stuck to it and finished with that."
On getting attention coming out of the fight: "Just because of what I did, the Von Flue, a lot of people noticed it, and a lot of people are going to be talking about it. So either way, it works for me."