Fabio Maldonado was a little shocked by the call-out from Ovince St. Preux Saturday night.
St. Preux had just finished former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 when one of his coaches whispered in his ear. Upon being asked about who he would want next, OSP replied with Anthony Perosh and Fabio Maldonado.
Despite securing a win that will vault him up the rankings, many wondered why St. Preux didn’t call for a Top-5 opponent. One of those challenges, Maldonado, replied on Twitter that he was also surprised – but more than willing to fight the ex-college football standout.
— Fabio Maldonado (@MaldonadoMMA) November 9, 2014