It looks like UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans is still flirting with the idea of a run inside the Octagon at 185 pounds capped off by a potential pairing with middleweight king Anderson Silva. However, before “Suga” ‘Shad slims down in order to compete at a lower weight the former champion apparently has some unsettled business in the division he’s called home for the last six years.
“I just wanna fight the best competitors. It’s really hard to go down a weight class after you’ve lost a fight, because it doesn’t leave a good taste in your mouth. I may have to get one back at 205 before I go down to any weight class,” admitted Evans after UFC 150 in an interview with ESPN’s MMA Live.
Evans stopped short of pointing directly at any of his 205-pound peers for a potential match-up but did discuss the notion of facing Chael Sonnen as the two of them teased a few weeks back.
“Chael will always be an interesting fight, but we work together a lot for Fuel TV, so I don’t know if it will happen. Besides, I think Chael might be going up,” explained Evans, though the TUF 3 winner didn’t completely shut the door on a match-up with the colorful competitor. “I mean, I never wanna back away from a fight so if Chael wants to come up we’ve gotta do it.”
Currently the 17-2-1 Evans is in the gym and getting back in top shape while waiting for a call from his employers with a proposal.
Check out the complete interview with Evans below:
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