Rashad Evans Released From UFC Contract, Considering Comeback
By FCF Staff
It looks like the retirement of Rashad Evans could be a brief one, as the former UFC champ is considering a return to the cage.
The now 39-year-old Evans retired from MMA in 2018, following a knockout loss to Anthony Smith, which was his fifth straight defeat. ESPN has confirmed, however, that the UFC has agreed to release Evans from his contract, so that “Suga” can fight for another promotion if he wishes.
In the aforementioned report, Evans was quoted saying:
“I changed my diet after I retired, and it’s drastically changed my body and how I feel,” Evans told ESPN. “I am definitely heavily thinking about coming back.
“I just felt, when it came down to it — I want to make some money in this comeback, and I didn’t know if the UFC was interested. They’re focused on something different. I don’t think they’re into bringing back the older fighters who have retired. They’re into what’s next, what’s new.”
Evans currently carries an overall record of 19-8-1. His last victory took place in 2013 when Evans stopped Chael Sonnen.