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Ovince Saint Preux challenges UFC heavyweights since guys in his division are 'scared' to fight him

Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Ovince Saint Preux's patience is wearing thin.

After taking out Rafael Cavalcante at UFC Fight Night 82 last month (recap here), "OSP" was hoping to get back into the Octagon sooner, rather than later. A wish that didn't come true for the talented light heavyweight, as he was put on hold by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers.

But as he recently told MMA Fighting, most of the 205-pound field is actually "scared" to fight him, which is why Joe Silva hasn't hit him up for a new fight. As a result, Saint Preux is looking for fights elsewhere, particularly the heavyweight division.

"I get it, guys in my division are scared to fight me. I get that. I'm breaking people's arms and choking people out with stuff they ain't ever seen. But c'mon [UFC matchmaker] Joe [Silva] make someone man up and fight me. Gustafsson, Bader, Manuwa and Latifi don't have fights lined up. I'd love to rematch Bader, because he's a great fighter and he's not afraid of anyone. If not those guys, how about Josh Barnett or Travis Browne? I know those guys in the heavyweight division aren't afraid to throw down."

Time to step up, 205'ers.

For now, Saint Preux will keep playing the waiting game. When you look down the field, it seems there are plenty of viable options with no opponents lined up at the moment.

If I were in Joe Silva's shoes, I'd be keen on having "OSP" take on Jimi Manuwa if "Posterboy" is at full health. If you have a better potential opponent in mind, let us know in the comments section below.

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