Evans Reacts: O.K. With Sonnen Leapfrogging Division, Wants Rematch With Machida | UFC NEWS

October 17, 2012 9:25 am by bjpenn.com staff 23 Comments
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“For the most part, I commend the UFC for making the fights happen that the people love to see. But as a fighter, I was like, ‘Man, what’s it gonna take for me to get a chance to get back up in there?’ I wanted to fight Anderson (Silva), but it didn’t end up happening because they said I needed one more fight to be a contender at middleweight. But I guess it’s not the same for everybody”

On what’s next:

“I was hoping in December, by the end of the year, but it looks like it’s not going to happen until maybe February or March. Who am I going to fight is the main question? I want to stay at light-heavyweight because there is unfinished business. I can’t go down unless something really beckons for my calling. I like to fight at 205 and have done fairly well there. The guy who I really want to fight is a guy I lost my first fight to. I would like to fight Lyoto Machida again. He looked good against Bader. I want to get that one back, bad.”

Last night on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, talked about the newly announced title match up between Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones.

He also discussed his eagerness to get back in the cage with the man to hand him his first professional loss, Lyoto Machida.

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