Rashad Evans Returning To Light Heavyweight


Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans hasn’t found much success in the middleweight division, going 0-2-0 during his brief run there.

However, the fighter is now returning to the division he once dominated and the former champion first needs to get the body healthy for the move.

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“I need time to get my body back to size (and) healthy,” Evans said to MMA Fighting.

Evans last bout at light heavyweight came at UFC On Fox 19 in April of 2016 and he was promptly knocked out by Glover Teixeira in under two minutes. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion hasn’t gotten a win in well over four years now and that last victory came over Chael Sonnen at UFC 167. While enduring such a bad losing streak, the fighter also told MMA Fighting a few months back that he can’t leave the sport in such a bad way.

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

There is now word right now as to when Evans will make his official return to light heavyweight or whom the fight would come against.

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