UFC 161 Rashad Evans ‘Happy With Win’ Over Dan Henderson

UFC 161 Rashad Evans ‘Happy With Win’ Over Dan Henderson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is looking to get back to the top of the mountain, and Saturday night’s victory over Dan Henderson at UFC 161 was a push in that direction.

Evans, riding the first two-fight losing skid of his career, scored a split decision victory over Henderson. While he didn’t get the finish he wanted, having his hand raised was satisfaction enough for “Suga.”

“I’ve learned in this game, be happy with the win because they don’t always come. But the critic in me says I didn’t do everything I wanted to,” Evans said. “I did need to get that win, desperately. I wanted to perform well. I wanted to execute.”

Evans was defeated by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones last year and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira earlier this year. While the win over Henderson kept him relevant in the rankings, there is already someone he is targeting next.

“I heard Glover Teixeira wanted the winner,” he said. “I’m not turning anyone down.”

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