Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has lost just twice in his MMA career, falling to Lyoto Machida and current UFC champion Jon Jones.
Currently, while awaiting his next fight, Evans has been a guest analyst for several UFC on FUEL TV broadcasts.
While in college at Michigan State University, “Suga” competed in the 174-pound weight class. So, naturally, when he was asked about moving to middleweight his answer was a little different than many might have expected.
“I thought about how hard that weight cut is,” said Evans, during an interview with Pro MMA Now recently. “Some people go down to a lower weight and they’re actually weaker, and I felt like when I was the best athlete I could be in college is when I wrestled at my natural weight.”
However, Evans did point to one name that would get him to cut the weight and fight at 185: Anderson Silva.
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. 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 good career. So, if the opportunity comes, and that fight happens, yeah, I would drop to 185 to fight (Silva).
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