Report: Rashad Evans Still Undecided About Dropping to Middleweight
By FCF Staff
Although Rashad Evans has expressed a desire in the past to fight UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, and he’s coming off a defeat to reigning light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, he hasn’t decided yet whether switching divisions make sense.
While speaking on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Evans reportedly reiterated that he’s indeed exploring the option of moving to middleweight, but that “I want to see what opportunity is at 185, who I have to fight and where would it lead me to.” The former light-heavyweight champ added that making the drop “makes no sense”, if it means he retains a similar position to the one he currently holds at light-heavyweight.
In other words, perhaps Evans needs some reassurance from the UFC, that if he makes the move to 185 he’ll be quickly placed in pivotal bouts with title shot implications.
Currently, Evans is helping Vitor Belfort prepare for his September 22nd bout with his rival Jones. The 32 year-old Evans also apparently relayed during the interview that he would be willing to offer his former teammate guidance, if Jones ever came calling on him for advice.
Evans (17-2) hasn’t competed since April, when he lost by unanimous decision to Jones. The defeat ended the renowned fighter’s four fight win streak.