Despite two straight losses, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is unfazed by any talk of his release should he fail to defeat Dan Henderson later this year.
Evans, who was unable to get on track vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira earlier this year, talked about his loss on UFC Tonight earlier this week.
I watched a little bit of the fight. It was a lackluster performance on my part. It was one of those life lessons. You watch a fight like that, and it’s like, ‘What was I thinking? Where was my head?’ It took me weeks to get my head around what I did.
Evans discussed a potential release by stating, “No, I’m not worried about losing my job. I put in a lot of good fights in the UFC and I’m confident that I’m not going to lose my next fight.”
In the same sentence, though, Evans admitted that a third consecutive defeat would mean a change in weight classes, adding, “I would consider dropping down. If I drop down and things weren’t going right, then I would think about retiring.”
Evans and Henderson is an excellent match up of two top 205-pounders ever, as both are excellent wrestlers with devastating knockout power. It will be interesting to see which “Suga” shows up come fight night.