Sure, Jon Jones will no longer face his bitter rival Daniel Cormier at UFC 197, and will not reclaim the 205 belt (the real one any ways). But does this mean his April 23rd scrap with Ovince Saint Preux couldn’t be something special? No. No it does not.
OSP is not the reigning light-heavyweight champ like Cormier, and he’s been defeated by contenders like Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira, but he is ridiculously explosive and dangerous. Just ask “Shogun” Rua or Patrick Cummins. So, a guy with his gifts and abilities, is a threat to any fighter.
The UFC recently posted an extended preview for the upcoming scrap, and you can watch it below.