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Rashad Evans targets December return to action, will fight at light heavyweight

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans plans to remain in the division he once dominated, at least according to his manager. “Suga” ‘Shad has not fought since falling to current title-holder Jon Jones earlier this year when Evans became the first fighter to take Jones to the scorecards since winning the belt.

While rumors of a potential drop to middleweight swirled around Evans earlier this year, Glenn Robinson, who represents Evans, insists his fighter will compete at 205 barring an offer he can’t refuse.

“His goal is to stay at 205 and to fight the best possible 205-pounder,” said Robinson during a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “He’d like to fight in December. That’s his goal.”

In the past Evans mentioned possibly facing middleweight king Anderson Silva, but Robinson said the fight was never actually offered by the promotion.

“If the UFC offered him Anderson Silva at 185 right now, he would go and fight Anderson Silva at 185,” Robinson said. “The UFC is not offering him Anderson Silva, so that’s not something that’s going to happen.”

Evans is 17-2-1 in his career with the two losses coming at the hands of Jones and fellow ex-champion Lyoto Machida.