MMA Analysis: What's Next for Rashad Evans?


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans surprised many when he made remarks concerning a move to middleweight to challenge Anderson Silva for his title. A few days later, Evans' management team said the fighter was not dropping down to 185.

Well, "Suga" doesn't seem to be totally sure what he wants to do yet. In a recent interview with ESPN, Evans said he is still "50-50" on making the move.

"I haven't totally made up my mind. It's something I'm going to think about a little more in the coming months and see where my body's at, but I'm definitely giving it serious consideration," Evans said. "I will also talk to my management team, as well, to see what they think; whether I should move down to 185. The last thing I want to do is move down and become half the athlete I am at 205."

Evans also said while he would like nothing more than an immediate title shot, "to skip over everybody wouldn't be fair." He added it would be wise to "establish myself in the weight class and have a fight or two, whatever the case may be."

Evans has lost just twice in his MMA career, falling by knockout to Lyoto Machida and via decision to Jon Jones. He lost the UFC title vs. Machida, and was unsuccessful in trying to take it back against Jones.

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