Late 2012 Return To Octagon Planned For Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans isn’t just sitting on the sidelines waiting for the UFC to determine his next fight.

Along with remaining active with the Blackzilians in Florida, the former UFC light heavyweight champion is a regular guest analyst on Fuel TV UFC shows.

As for that all-important Octagon return, Evans’ manager believes he will be fighting again in December.

“His goal is to stay at 205 and to fight the best possible 205-pounder,” said Robinson, during a recent interview on MMA Weekly Radio. “He’d like to fight in December. That’s his goal.”

Evans made news earlier this year when he mentioned a possible fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. As far as Robinson is concerned – and Evans for that matter – Silva is a dream scenario right now.

“If the UFC offered him Anderson Silva at 185 right now today, he would go and fight Anderson Silva at 185,” Robinson said. “The UFC is not offering him Anderson Silva at 185 today, so that’s not something that’s going to happen.”

Evans is 1-1 this year, defeating Phil Davis and falling to Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title. He did become the first challenger to Jones to take “Bones” to a decision.

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