Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans hasn’t merited much talk as of late in terms of a UFC title-shot with fighters like Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson, and Chael Sonnen stealing the spotlight. However, Evans is definitely one of the division’s best with wins over a number of elite 205ers and a single loss since mid-2009 (by decision to Jon Jones earlier this year).
As a favorite in a match-up against veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira scheduled to take place in February at UFC 156, it would be easy for Evans to underestimate his adversary and focus on climbing back into contention. Fortunately, to hear Evans tell it, his sights are squarely set on beating “Little Nog” and not what might come afterwards.
“I don’t know. I don’t know where that puts me if I get the win over ”˜Little Nog’. I’m just gonna do one fight at a time and then let my fights speak for themselves. I want to put a lot of people to sleep and then, if the fans call for it the UFC is gonna give it to me.”
“I’m not gonna worry about how long it’s gonna take. I’m just gonna be consistent and keep winning.”
Check out the full interview with Evans below:
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