Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans had a four-fight winning streak snapped in April by current title-holder Jon Jones. Now, a few months removed from the loss, Evans is ready to make a return to the Octagon and already has a date in mind.
Unfortunately, it appears he isn’t in a rush either and won’t be seeking action until the end of the year rather than sometime sooner….unless a certain middleweight great steps up to the plate, that is.
“If the UFC offered him Anderson Silva at 185 right now today, he would go and fight Anderson Silva at 185,” said Evans’ manager (Glenn Robinson) in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “The UFC is not offering him Anderson Silva at 185 today, so that’s not something that’s going to happen. His goal is to stay at 205 and to fight the best possible 205-pounder; he’d like to fight in December. That’s his goal.”
Evans has pointed to a possible super-fight with Silva for a few months though the Brazilian’s plate is currently full with contenders and a possible showdown against Georges St-Pierre. Other potential opponents who aren’t currently locked into bouts include Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida.
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