Evans: I won't fight Belfort


Vitor Belfort has been campainging for a big name fight for a meaningful bout in a title picture. Rashad Evans fits that bill, however as training partners Evans would be unwilling to fight Belfort if asked:

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.

"I won't fight Vitor," said Evans, who trains with Belfort at Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla. "I won't fight Thiago Silva. I won't fight Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira. I won't fight anybody who I train with!

"I made that mistake before, and I won't do that again. I lost a lot of relationships because I did that before."

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Waffler742 site profile image  

8/2/13 11:59 PM by Waffler742

Totally misread that as "I won't fight Bellator,"

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

8/2/13 11:25 PM by MasterofMartialArts

He's been at Blackzillians for good few years now. I don't think he would have a problem fighting his previous teammates. Otherwise that would have made it to the public by now, don't you think so?

Yussarian site profile image  

8/2/13 9:31 PM by Yussarian


ChaosOverkill site profile image  

8/2/13 5:59 PM by ChaosOverkill

"So, we have reports that Vitor called you a poopie head and wants to fight you and steal your trainers, care to comment?" -Ariel "Pinnochio Shit disturber" Helwani

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8/2/13 5:56 PM by fapout


RollHighAllDay site profile image  

8/2/13 5:08 PM by RollHighAllDay

Why fight a teammate in an exhibition fight? but why not fight a teammate you haven't trained with for maybe a year? It's not like rashad and vitor have a history of great friendship. Maybe whilst down in Florida together they have smashed so much poon together they've quickly bonded like brothers? Who knows? Maybe vitors buddy does.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/2/13 2:09 PM by SKARHEAD

Asking fighters from the same camp to.fight each other is BEYOND STUPID...What are they supposed to do ? Split the camp into 2 halves and hope no one spills training secrets ? Is one of them supposed to pick up their shit and move to a new town/ state to relocate bis training ? Well, that guy is automatically at a HUGE disadvantage for a plethora of reasons...not to mention basic team loyalty...Dana is a douche

BubblesNS site profile image  

8/2/13 1:37 PM by BubblesNS

I'm certainly not a fighter, but i could not see fighting a friend. I'd have no real aggression toward him.

JOESONDO site profile image  

8/2/13 11:10 AM by JOESONDO

in other words "I need an adult"

DJmixmasterMobbie site profile image  

8/2/13 11:08 AM by DJmixmasterMobbie

I agree with Rashad. why fight a teammate? dumb its not like that's the only fight to make lol UFC needs to get a match maker who isn't a bitch ass