Rashad Evans: The odds of me moving down to 185 are 50-50 or betterPosted on July 15, 2012, 04:08 PM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, elaborated on his possible move down to Middleweight, giving fans more hope for a possible match-up with Anderson "The Spider" Silva. According to Evans, there's a good chance of him moving down in weight classes is "50-50 or better". Here's what 'Suga' had to say in an interview with espn.com:
"I haven't totally made up my mind. It's something I'm going to think about a little more in the coming months and see where my body's at, but I'm definitely giving it serious consideration. The odds of me moving down to 185 are 50-50 or better.
I'm pretty sure I can make the cut," said Evans, who has a professional mixed martial arts record of 17-2-1, "but I've never been down that low. If I decide to move down, I will do a practice cut first to make sure my body can do it. That will determine whether I can fight at middleweight or not."
At the age of 32, Rashad Evans is a veteran of 15 UFC fights, losing only to Jon Jones and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. Evans started his Octagon with TUF 2 Finale victory over Brad Imes, and then immediately dropped down to 205. Evans weighed in at 224lbs for his fight with Imes.
So what do you think, LowKick'ers? What should be next for Rashad Evans? Do you think Evans could become a force to be reckoned with in the UFC Middleweight division, or Hector Lombard, Alan Belcher, Chris Weidman and others will be too much for 'Suga'? Use your keyboard.