Evans: He’s not knocking me out

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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.