Rashad Evans Not Retiring Yet, May Move Back To Light Heavyweight


Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans hasn’t earned a victory since defeating Chael Sonnen nearly four years ago at UFC 167.

Since that victory over Sonnen, the former champion has lost four straight fights and despite those defeats, there are no plans for retirement.

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“I can’t retire like this,” he said to MMA Fighting. “I would never know peace again in my life. Endless nights I would be left looking at the ceiling unable to accept reality.”

Evans has suffered two of those four losses at middleweight, which is the only one of the three divisions that Evans competed in and hasn’t won at.

The former light heavyweight champion may be making a change in plans and that means a return to the division he once ruled.

“I have to talk that over, but I feel like at 205 I had more energy,” he said.

UFC Fight Night Mexico City was the last time that UFC fans had the opportunity to see Evans compete in the Octagon, that night saw him suffer a decision loss to Sam Alvey. Evans doesn’t plan on fighting anymore this year, but the former light heavyweight division kingpin does plan on competing sometime early next year, but no specific date has been set.

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