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Rashad Evans Turned Down Glover Teixeira

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was asked to step in and face Glover Teixeira next month in Brazil.

Evans, who has not competed since a loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones earlier this year, declined the bout. “Suga” explained his reasoning while appearing on Fuel TV this weekend.

They offered me a fight, but it was against Glover Teixeira and I only had three weeks to fight and I haven’t been training. I was like, ‘No way, not with that notice in Brazil.’ I’m thinking maybe January or February. I will fight anybody. I want to get a fight at light heavyweight.

UFC president Dana White mentioned last week that Evans could be placed on the year-end card in December, but it appears that Evans prefers to return in 2013.

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