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Rashad Evans Ignores Retirement Talk, Preparing For Dan Henderson, Title Run

Rashad Evans knows what it takes to work to the top of the UFC’s 205-pound division.

After claiming a title on The Ultimate Fighter, “Suga” defeated Forrest Griffin to become the UFC light heavyweight champion.

Since dropping the belt to Lyoto Machida, though, Evans has had troubles inside the Octagon, including recent back-to-back losses to Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

However, upon signing up to meet Dan Henderson later this year, Evans made sure to let everyone know while appearing on Radio recently that retirement is not in his future.

I lose a couple fights, and they’re like, ‘You should retire!’ Fight fans, they get nuts. If you go out there and don’t look sharp, they want you to retire right away.

The meeting with Henderson is one Evans has been hoping for, as he admires the former multi-promotion champ.

“Henderson’s got those bombs,” Evans said. “He’s one of my favorite fighters, so it’s going to be fun to fight him.”

Who pulls out the victory in this key 205-pound tilt, Henderson or Evans?

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Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
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Broadcast: Spike Sports

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