Evans: He's not knocking me out


Rashad Evans: I had a chance to compete against some of the best mixed martial artists of all-time: Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Machida, Rampage Jackson Tito Ortiz, Jon Jones, now Dan Henderson.

I'm excited about the opportunity to fight Dan Henderson. He's definitely on the top of that list of some of the hall of famers I've competed against.

I know what I want to do to get the results I want. I trust and myself and want to get it done. Takedown, ground and pound, roll up our sleeves and get dirty. Go to work. I'm gonna try to get fifty take downs this fight. Fifty. If get him on the ground, I want to ground and pound him till he's done.

Dan's right hand is very dangerous. He knocks everybody out with it, hard. He just knocks them the hell out and they sleep for a long time. I don't think it'll be a mistake to trade with him, I've got some power too. Let's not confuse this whole situation, I'm not going to go in there and try to stand in front of him and bang it out and hope to God I don't get hit with that big right hand. I'm going to be smart. He's gonna want to knock me out. It's not gonna happen. He's not knocking me out. I'm not going anywhere. I might have stumbled a little bit, fallen down, but I get myself back up, dust myself off. I'm a top competitor. I deserve a chance to fight for the belt.


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Chiron site profile image  

5/30/13 7:51 PM by Chiron

Translation: I'm going to try and LnP Hendo.Sadly, I think Rashad will be able to pull that off. Here's to hoping Rashad gets knocked out for his efforts.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

5/30/13 6:18 PM by KingofBJJ

The last time Rashad got knocked was when put his chin out there like Reem recently did, thinking the fighter punching him wasn't bad enough to hurt him. Now way he makes that mistake with Hendo.

8flat site profile image  

5/30/13 2:25 PM by 8flat

Sure, but 50?

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

5/30/13 1:57 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

This lol

dmjr98 site profile image  

5/30/13 1:50 PM by dmjr98

excited to see my fav fighter bounce back! Rashads got this

danggook site profile image  

5/30/13 1:41 PM by danggook

this isn't Cormier. hendos tdd has historically been terrible. guess you missed the Jake shields fight.

8flat site profile image  

5/30/13 1:34 PM by 8flat

Fifty takedowns on an Olympic wrestler, right.

Poindexter site profile image  

5/30/13 1:19 PM by Poindexter

Rashad is getting Bisping'd.

BadMon site profile image  

5/30/13 12:51 PM by BadMon

will the romo's of that face ever end?

UGSlapshot site profile image  

5/30/13 12:48 PM by UGSlapshot

You would think Rashad of all people would have learned to never say never. The man has never been humble and thinks too much of himself.