“It caught his attention,” he said. “I saw almost everything that followed. He threw a hand, I slipped it, I shot it. “
Moments later, Saint Preux locked its patented Von Flue throttle, and at 2:14 of the second round, the bout was over.
“He’s a good boy, he fought a good fight,” he said of Oleksiejczuk. “But being a veteran is the little things that count.”
These little things ended in a big victory for the 37-year-old who managed a two-game losing streak while securing his fourth UFC record at Von Flue. He launched an online movement to rename the starter Von Preux, but at the time of the press, the Florida native with a soft voice remains a brown belt in jiu-jitsu.
“It’s cool,” laughs Saint Preux. “In gi jiu-jitsu, most blue belts have more movement than I do. But that’s my thing: I’m a mixed martial artist and I’m fighting for the UFC. I’m in the Octagon. I will not be there with a gi. Yes, when I ride with a gi, I don’t even understand the setbacks. All of the submissions I’m going to make are essentially not gi. People in the jiu-jitsu gi field, they go for all gi submissions on me, which makes it a little difficult for me to get out of certain submissions, and I have to be patient with those submissions. But as long as I’m better, that’s all that matters. I didn’t know I was getting my brown belt when I got it, so if I get it, I get it, if I don’t, I will always do what I do. “
And Turner dropped a little clue some time ago.
“He generally said that when you get your black belt it will be about 12 years old,” said OSP. “Eric, I think I reach that 12 year mark. (Laughter) Then we’ll see. “
There is no debate that Saint Preux remains dangerous in a dangerous weight category, even if it approaches the big 4-0. This number does not scare him, because he thinks that what he has learned about nutrition, stretching and body care puts him in a good position when the fighting resumes.
And when everything else fails, there is always the starter Von Preux. And for that, OSP refers to the legendary Bruce Lee, who said, “I don’t fear the man who kicked 10,000 once, but I fear the man who kicked 10,000 times.”
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