Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans is likely several big wins away from competing for the title again. Earlier this year, “Suga” was handed a decisive decision defeat to Jon Jones for the belt he once wore and is essentially at the back of the contendership line as a result.
Over the weekend, after witnessing middleweight king Anderson Silva handle Chael Sonnen, Evans sent out a message via Twitter that he was willing to face “The Spider.” Unfortunately for fans, manager Glenn Robinson has put the brakes on talk of his fighter heading down to the division.
“He has no plans to drop to 185,” wrote Robinson in a text to MMA Junkie. “He was just saying he’s not afraid to fight anyone.”
In recent weeks Evans mentioned Silva being the only fight he would drop to middleweight for, implying the possibility “Suga” ‘Shad was truly interested in doing so. Now, it looks more likely that Evans will remain at 205 and leave Silva awaiting new challengers from within the 185-pound division.
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