Rashad Evans | "If an opportunity happens at 185, I'll take it." | UFC NEWS

April 23, 2012 1:01 pm by Jamie McAllister

“I’m a 205-pounder. I’ve only lost twice and I lost to a good competitor … But if an opportunity happens at 185, I’ll take it. But I like 205, I’ll just have to work my way back up and get back to a title shot.”

Rashad Evans comments at the UFC 145 post fight press conference.

Rashad has only lost twice in his MMA career. His first loss coming via knockout against Lyoto Machida at UFC 98 and the second one coming against Jon Jones via a decision at UFC 145 this past weekend. One interesting fact is both losses came in title bouts.

Evans road to a title shot at Middleweight would be shorter than at Light Heavyweight. He would be starting with a clean slate and apart from Sonnen the current number one contender and possibly Belfort there are no other current standouts in the division. One impressive win over a top Middleweight could be all it would take for Evans to get a shot at a second divisional title.

In the Light Heavyweight division Dan Henderson is up next and the likes of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Lyoto Machida, Alexander Gustafsson and Ryan Bader could now all potentially be in front of Rashad, the field is simply more crowded.

Do you think a move to Middleweight would be beneficial for Rashad and could he be a threat to Anderson Silva ?

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