Evans: I won’t fight Belfort

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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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