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Monday, Mar 06, 2017

Dan Kelly Says Rashad Evans “Doesn’t Need to be Done’, Following Third Straight Defeat

Dan Kelly (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By FCF Staff

Although Rashad Evans is 37 year’s old and has lost three straight, the man who handed him his latest defeat, doesn’t believe the former 205 champ should retire.

Evans took on Dan Kelly this past weekend at UFC 209, which was “Suga’s” debut at middleweight. Kelly, who was a sizeable underdog prior to the bout, went on to win the tightly contested bout via split decision.

Following his win, Kelly was asked to weigh-in on the future of Evans, and whether he should retire (quote via MMA Junkie):

“No, no – he doesn’t need to be done yet,” said Kelly. “It was his first cut down to 185. He’s still fit and strong.”

While discussing his own future in fighting, the 39 year-old, Australian Judoka stated the following:

“My aim when I got signed (by the UFC) was to have 10 fights,” Kelly said. “I’m 6-1 (in the UFC) now, so I’ll get the 10 fights no problem. And as long as the body holds up, which it is despite all the tape you see (on a surgically repaired knee), then I’ll keep going.”

UFC 209 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:37 am
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