Rashad Evans turned down fight with Glover Teixeira due to short notice

source: mmajunkie.com

Glover Teixeira was originally scheduled to fight Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as the co-main event at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro. Rampage suffered a training injury, and withdrew from the fight.

UFC President Dana White  this past weekend reported that the fight was then offered to former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evan, among others. Evans declined the fight, which was eventually taken by Fabio Maldonado, on about three weeks' notice.

Evans confirmed via Twitter that there had been an offer to fight Teixeira, and cited inadequate preparation time as the reason for devclining.

Rashad Evans@SugaRashadEvans

I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?!

Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I'm haven't been training I won't fight!

I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don't walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready!

Evans is now expected back in the Octagon in December or January, although no opponent, event, or date has been determined. Although Evans discussed moving to middleweight, it appears he will be staying at light heavyweight.

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Haulport site profile image  

10/2/12 11:07 PM by Haulport

Thank you sir. I agree. Unfortunately, everyone just keeps on yappin...........

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10/2/12 3:54 PM by myjawhurts

Fucks with their cycles, simple as

diggity site profile image  

10/2/12 1:18 PM by diggity

Damn... Haulport actually got me thinking differently. Well put dude, seriously good post. Thanks for adding to the discussion.Nice one.

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10/2/12 10:40 AM by BshMstr

how long do you think cutting wieght takes? aside from losing body fat, flushing the water out usually doesn't take very long (or shouldn't, if you're doing it right)....a lot of these guys need to rehab injuries, periodize their S&C program to work on certain things (for instance, during heavy strength and power sessions, they're not doing a ton of cardio), or like you said, work on specific skills/gameplan...

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10/2/12 10:31 AM by BshMstr

Ahh! clearly i have not participated in this ceremony...

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10/2/12 8:31 AM by novaguy

That is basically my point.These guys are spending time working on different aspects of their game all the time, even when they are not in "camp". In doing so, this also provides cardio workouts.My point is that these guys supposedly already know how to fight, they are already doing most of what is being required to be "fight ready", even when they don't have a fight.What "camp" is supposed to be for is honing those skills for one specific individual. If you were to eliminate all of the extra time that it takes to concentrate on weight cutting, then much less time would be required for fight prep, because then they could concentrate solely on preparing for that particular fighter, where cardio training would almost automatically come as a byproduct.

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10/2/12 4:07 AM by Strykr619

This post right here should end the thread. 

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10/2/12 2:30 AM by sextoymagic

That's he's excuse. I think it's just a lose lose situation and he's making a career decision to not fight.

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10/2/12 12:32 AM by diggity

Fair market value for what by the way?

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10/2/12 12:30 AM by diggity

Oh dude please. I can't even be bothered to list the fights that should've happened in boxing that didn't happen, and check your dates on the fights you listed- most of them should've happened long before they did. And look at the fights we already missed out on in mma because of separate orgs. Your logic is flawed. I don't want to argue with you but surely you can see what happened to boxing sucked and that how mma was... Sucked. And now we see the best fighters fighting each other. Surely you see that?