Ovince St. Preux ended a three fight losing streak at UFC Fight Night 108 when he defeated Marcos Rogerio De Lima via second round submission.
The victorious fighter says that he felt like a savage when he was in the Octagon against De Lima.
“I was straight focused,” Saint Preux said on MMA Junkie Radio. “I felt like a straight savage.”
OSP also got some extra motivation in the Octagon, as the bout against De Lima took place in his home state of Tennessee.
A huge lesson the fight learned was to play the mental game better before he even steps into the Octagon.
“I’ve got to make sure I’m mentally in tune to everything,” Saint Preux said. “You can have all the physically attributes, but if you’re not there mentally, you’re going to break apart. With combat sports, a lot of it has to do with mental. You get people like Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor, he gets in your head before the fight even happens. By the time the fight happens, he doesn’t worry about anything. He just breaks you down mentally, and when he breaks you down mentally, you’re going to go in there and lose the fight, because you lost your head. He did that to Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez.”
Although his next fight has yet to be announced, the victorious OSP is rumored to be a late replacement to fight former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva at UFC 212.