Ovince St. Preux Admits Even He Was Surprised By How Quickly He Finished ‘Shogun’ Rua

Even Ovince St. Preux couldn’t believe how quickly he stopped Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 56 on Saturday.

At the 34-second mark at the Uberlandia, Brazil event, St. Preux struck Rua with a left hand that floored the former light heavyweight champion to the ground. A few ground-and-pound punches later, the main event was over.

“I thought I could win this on my feet. It’s bad to be aggressive against me,” St. Preux said at the post-fight press conference. “I was a little surprised. When I landed the overhand, I said I might as well finish the fight. I was surprised.”

The quick finish once again brought whispers that Rua should consider retirement after dropping his record in main events to 2-6.

“I don’t think he was slow at all,” St. Preux said. “The thing about me is that I’m super explosive and I can take you to the ground super quickly. I think he mistook my reach so I was able to catch him. I don’t think he’s slow, he still have it. He hit me with a couple of good leg kicks.”

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Source: MMAFighting.com