With Shogun hurt and the division’s title at a gridlock, Rashad Evans is getting increasingly frustrated. He has already complained about Dana and the UFC’s way of doing things and it seems he has more to say on the matter. In a interview with mmamania.com Evans said:
“Sometimes it seems to me like they’re not wanting me to fight for the belt. Maybe that could just be me being paranoid but I’m like okay, if that’s the case then just let me know, you know, and I won’t fight for the belt.
If the belt is about controlling who gets it or controlling who’s getting an opportunity then it loses all its authenticity to me anyway. So I just won’t even ever ask to fight for it. That’s where that comment was coming from. It was coming from like oh so if this is something that is controlled by the UFC and if it’s not a favoritism thing then let me fight and let me get a chance to fight your champion.
If it’s about them not wanting me to be champion or giving me an opportunity to try to be champion then I’m like, you know what if I’m not going to get the opportunity then I’d just rather not even, you know I won’t never ask to ever fight for the belt again because the belt would mean nothing to me because it’s not based on who’s the best, it’s about politics.”