Rashad Evans: It's time to make fighting just about fighting


Rashad Evans won the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world in 2008, but was unable to defend it even once. Since then he has teetered at the top of the division working towards another title shot. But according to Rashad, he's not fighting for the title shot anymore:

"I feel like a big to-do was made about 'title shot, title shot, title shot,'" Evans said. "Honestly, I just want to go out there and fight and love fighting. When you fight from that place, it brings me back to when I first started fighting. I would go and fight in these tournaments and get paid $500 to fight three guys, and I didn't care. It was all because I liked to fight and it was fun. When you start to make it all about a title and all that stuff, it gets to the point where you feel like if you're not fighting for a belt or a chance to fight for the belt, it's not really worth it.

"But you know what? It's time to make fighting just about fighting. If you go out there and fight hard enough and put enough work in, you're going to get a title shot. So I'm just going to let it take care of itself. I'm 33 years old, I'm still young in the sport, and I'm just going to do me and have fun in the sport. I'm not tired of fighting – I want to fight."

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6/3/13 8:41 AM by WoodenPupa

Chuck as well, when he was still fighting.

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6/3/13 7:58 AM by PostOPandProudAMA

Hasnt been the same since the machida KO

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6/3/13 7:31 AM by mnb

In other words. Rashad doesnt want to fight jones. I wonder why?

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6/3/13 6:29 AM by BrianStannFan


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6/2/13 11:10 PM by CannabisMaximus710

Dude come on that was some of the funniest smack talk I have ever heard. "Treat me like a bitch"

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6/2/13 10:57 PM by CLINTK9

PLEASR Rashad, if you read this, Bounce, Jab, back away is not exciting to watch, so please dont do it. PLEASE!

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6/2/13 7:45 PM by The Black Cheez

Hope he starts knocking dudes out again, although I don't think he will KO Hendo. Im a big fan of Rashad.

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6/2/13 7:31 PM by man meets fate

Rashad has let us known in advance he will make it a boring fight and do whatever it takes to wun. He is good for the sport.

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6/2/13 6:19 PM by Greenup

Hope Rashad tears the division up with this mindset. His last fight have been somewhat lackluster.