UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva already has his hands full with one silver-tongued grappler in the form of Chael Sonnen. However, at some point down the road it sounds like he could find himself dealing with another adversary advertised with an ability to talk trash and back it up inside the Octagon.
Rashad Evans, whose focus has been on the light heavyweight division for years, recently mentioned Silva’s name as an intriguing opponent after being asked about dipping down to 185 pounds.
“Anderson is somebody I would love to fight because when it’s all said and done, whether you win or lose, to compete against the best in the sport is really what it’s all about,” explained Evans in a conversation with ProMMA Now. “You know, if I can walk away from my career and say I competed against some of the best in the sport in my time and era, then I can wrap up and say I had a really great career. So if the opportunity comes, and that fight happens, yeah I would drop to 185 to fight.”
While the thought of a scrap between Silva and Evans is certainly intriguing it may be a bit far-fetched, as “Sugar” ‘Shad made it clear he isn’t interested in moving to middleweight beyond a one-off with “The Spider”.
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