Ovince Saint Preux knocks out a gassed TJ Cook (PHOTO)

Maggie Hendricks

Early in T.J. Cook's fight with Ovince Saint Preux, Cook withstood a bevy of OSP strikes. Though OSP looked close to finishing the fight, Cook worked his way back to his feet and made it through two rounds of fighting.

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But he looked exhausted at the start of the second round, and his lack of a gas tank cost him dearly. Saint Preux unloaded on Cook as the round started, and Cook fell to the mat. This time, referee Mike Beltran didn't have a hard decision to make. OSP was the winner 20 seconds into the fight.

Cook works on an oil well and doesn't train full time. Most fighters at the Strikeforce level do train twice a day, and the exhaustion from not training on the same level as his opponents didn't help Cook, whose record is now 12-5. For OSP, the win got him back on the right track after dropping a decision to Gegard Mousasi in December. His record is now also 12-5.

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