Evans ready to set aside friendship for business

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fighting someone in the Octagon isn’t always about wanting to hurt someone or beat up an adversary, sometimes it’s just about business. When Rashad Evans mets Chael Sonnen at UFC 167, that’s exactly what it comes down to for Evans:

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the same. I can’t go in there, like, ‘Oh, that’s my buddy Chael.’ No, Chael is going to try to whoop me. Chael is going to whoop me and be able to brag on me so I got to go out there and do what I need to do.”

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