“Sugar” ‘Shad was in fantastic shape and took out an overmatched, less athletic adversary in Sonnen. Sonnen’s lack of speed costs him against explosive opponents and it only took a few solid shots before he started folding. Since the win over Sonnen did little for Evans’ reputation other than add another win to his record, he needs an opportunity to showcase his skills against a respectable foe if interested in making one last run at the belt. Sadly, the light heavyweight division is thinner than ever these days and there aren’t a lot of fresh match-ups out there for Evans. The best thing Evans can do right now is stay in shape and hope either Jimi Manuwa or Alexander Gustafsson go down before fighting in March so he can take a spot, or pray Ryan Bader beats Anthony Perosh next month so there’s a well-known 205er out there for him to face at some point in the future.
Every victory at UFC 167 was notable for one reason or another. Ironically, the biggest win at the show was awarded to the least deserving competitor when welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received a controversial Split Decision nod despite appearing to come up short against contender Johny Hendricks. Take a look at what might be next for GSP as well as some of his UFC peers who happened to exit the event with a raised hand. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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