UFC on FOX 19: Rashad Evans is Still on The Championship Hunt, “I Have a Lot of Years Left”
By FCF Staff
Rashad Evans may be 36 years-old, and has spent the better part of the last three years recovering from knee surgeries, but the former light-heavyweight champ has no intention of winding down his career.
Evans is booked to take on fellow contender Glover Teixeira tonight in the main event of UFC on FOX 19. Evans is looking to get back on track, after he was decisioned by Ryan Bader in October. That fight marked the first time “Suga” had fought since 2013, when he quickly took out Chael Sonnen.
The veteran fighter recently spoke to UFC.com, and while discussing his career, Evans said this:
“Having to sit out the way I did was very hard for me,” said Evans. “You have a thought in your mind of how things will end. And going out the way I did on an injury, it was something I never thought could happen to me.”
“The title is always what motivates me. If you’re not fighting to be the best then you shouldn’t be fighting,” Evans noted. “I have a lot of years left. If you’re not chasing for gold you’re not chasing anything.”
Teixeira, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back wins over Ovince Saint Preux and Patrick Cummins.
UFC on FOX 19 will take place in Tampa, Florida.