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Ovince Saint Preux a Difference Maker

UFC contender Ovince St. Preux fighting to make a difference
By: Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports
"Markinike St. Preux was born in Haiti and lived for a while in the Bahamas. Life was always difficult. There wasn't a lot of money around and hard work was a necessity.

"He emigrated to the U.S. in search of a better life for himself and his family. And though he didn't attend college, there was no question in his mind his children would not only attend college, but graduate.

"The oldest, Ovince, grew up in Miami, Fla., a high school football hotbed, and was fortunate enough to get a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee.

"Many gifted high school athletes think only of national championships, All-America honors and a high-round selection in the NFL draft when they first sign their national letters of intent.

"But from the moment Ovince walked onto the Tennessee campus, he was fixated on one thing and one thing only: Becoming the first in the St. Preux family to graduate from college."

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