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5 Takeaways From UFC 197: Jon Jones, the Disappearing Man

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The big story coming out of UFC 197 was not the return of Jon “Bones” Jones, but the rise of Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

With Conor McGregor on the shelf, and Jones looking look a shell of his old self, Georges St-Pierre missing and Anderson Silva having faded, the UFC is looking for the next “big” thing.

Ovince Saint Preux got his UFC moment and squandered it. Henry Cejudo got a taste of what a body punch can do to even the toughest of tough, and please never let Daniel Cormier call a Jon Jones fight again. Like ever. This guy made Bobby “The Brain” Heenan look unbiased.

5. Ovince Saint Preux Underwhelms

Despite Daniel Cormier’s best efforts to make us think OSP was in the fight, he wasn’t and he squandered his big chance. OSP did not leave it all in the cage. He survived. Barely. Jones almost put OSP away in the third round. Now to Saint Preux’s credit, he took the fight on three week’s notice, and he was fighting a guy who just a year ago was considered the best in the world and greatest fighter of all time. Saint Preux took the “I am going to do my best to avoid getting Chael Sonnen’d” route in this fight. It’s not really his fault. OSP apparently broke his arm in the second round, so maybe that’s why he fought the way he did. He didn’t want to take many chances. He wanted to survive. But fighters who look to survive aren’t remembered as the greatest warriors of all time. Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Mark Hunt, now those guys are fighters. Win or lose, they fight and that’s why people will remember their names. OSP at 33 years old will be hard-pressed to ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly