UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans hasn’t even seen 24 hours pass since his narrow outpointing of Dan Henderson at UFC 161 and it appears the former champion already has his next opponent lined up. Though far from official, Evans is already looking a bout with streaking contender Glover Teixeira (21-2).
Evans pointed to the possibility of taking on Teixeira in an interview with Fuel TV moments after beating Henderson, stating, “I heard Glover Teixeira wanted the winner. I’m not turning anyone down.”
In terms of his tilt with Henderson, Evans was clearly pleased to have put an end to his two-fight skid but not necessarily thrilled with his showing in the scrap.
“I’ve learned in this game, be happy with the win because they don’t always come. But the critic in me says I didn’t do everything I wanted to,” admitted Evans. “I did need to get that win, desperately, (but) I wanted to perform well. I wanted to execute.”
“Sugar” ‘Shad improved his record to 18-3-1 with last night’s win, adding Henderson to a list of fallen foes including the likes of Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Phil Davis, and Quinton Jackson.
The full interview with Evans can be seen below: