After suffering a loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 73 a few months ago, Ovince Saint Preux wants to get back on the horse...and fast.
In fact, "OSP, recently revealed on "UFC Tonight" through his manager that he was ready and willing to face Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 76 after Stipe Miocic was forced out of the fight with an injury. Since it didn't come to fruition, Ovince has a slew of names in mind he'd like to take on next.
Among them are Rashad Evans, Jimi Manuwa and everyone's favorite target, Michael Bisping.
Check out his words via FOX Sports:
"I'm healthy, I'm motivated, and I can't wait to fight again. When do I want to fight again? I'd fight tomorrow if someone would step up. When [heavyweight contender] Stipe [Miocic] got hurt [before last week's UFC Dublin card] I tried to get Joey to set up me as the replacement fight vs. [Ben] Rothwell."
Basically, "OSP" wants to get his hands on somebody, regardless of weight class.
"Who do I want to fight? Anyone. Light heavyweight, heavyweight, whoever. There's a card in Florida in December [How about] Me vs. [former 205lbs champ] Rashad Evans? He's ranked number six, and I'm ranked number five. That makes sense. There's a card in London in February. Me vs. Jimi Manuwa makes sense. Heck, everyone else is calling out Michael Bisping. I'll fight Bisping, too. It's not in me to not want to compete. Especially now that I'm coming off of a loss. I just want to get back in the cage, knock someone out, and get back to winning."
Now that we have a list, we can start breaking it down.
A fight against Rothwell is out of the question, as "Big Ben" has his sights set on high-ranked opponents in the 265-pound weight class. As for Bisping, that's out, too, though I'm pretty sure that was a simple sarcastic all out.
On to the bouts that make the most sense: Evans and Manuwa.
Both men are coming off losses, as "Suga" recently lost to Ryan Bader at UFC 192 in his comeback fight, while Manuwa was knocked out by Anthony Johnson at UFC 191 (video here).
But, since Evans has his eyes set on Gustafsson, it seems a fight against Manuwa seems like a legit option.
One that UFC matchmakers should seriously contemplate.