Ex-UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans was asked on Monday whether he would be interested in a fight vs. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Evans said he is interested, that a 195 class would be ideal for him, and that weight cutting got tougher after 30, so he is uncertain he can make 185. He even joked about joining a Mike Dolce diet, which could be his surest route to Middleweight.
"I am good at 205, but who's to say I'll be the same fighter at 185, when I cut that weight and how that weight cut makes me feel," said Evans. "There's a lot of variables that come into play."
"(Anderson Silva) is one of my favorite fighters to watch," he said. "When my career is all said and done, I want to be able to look back and say I competed against some of the best guys ever in history. For me to get a chance to compete against Silva would be an amazing experience.
"I believe I can beat Anderson Silva. The build that I have is something that he would have a hard time dealing with. But first and foremost, it would be an honor itself."
"Eating normally, having a day or two off, I can be 227, almost 230, without even trying. So I would really have to get a dietician."
Rashad Evans fights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event of UFC 156, on Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.