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Rashad Evans Fought Phil Davis With Three Broken Ribs


“Going into that fight I wanted to make sure I negated Phil’s wrestling ability. He has a high level of wrestling and I thought I could out wrestle him so that’s what I was trying to do. That whole camp was a tough camp for me; about a week before the fight I broke three ribs sparring. I broke three ribs so I was like you know what I’m just gonna go out there and see what happens.”

During his time on the CSSSPorts show with Jon Jones, former UFC champion Rashad Evans explained his gameplan going into his last fight with Phil Davis and went on to say that he took that fight with three broken ribs.

Anyone think that may have affected his performance?

 

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54 Comments to Rashad Evans Fought Phil Davis With Three Broken Ribs

  1. Scotty says:

    I don’t believe that we’re broken.. A broken rib is painful and couldn’t imagine fighting with 3 broken.. One hi to the rib area and he would have wanted to quit, never mind fighting a five round fight.. I didn’t even see him protecting his ribs either.. I think he had didn’t have that great of a fight, now he is fighting Jones and if he loses he can make this an excuse as well… Just doesn’t seem legit!

    • Sweet game plan says:

      They were broken for sure. A d.j in Albuquerque that knows him good had said… Rashad told him that Monday before the fight.. I guess he was in pain and said he couldn’t take pain killers cause he would fail the drug test.. And he also wouldn’t be able to get a cortisone shot for fight night cause it was a steroid and he would fail the test to that also…

  2. the original steve says:

    a likely story

  3. Nate says:

    Could have been cracked ribs. Besides it happened to Silva, so why not Rashad?
    I personally thought he played the fight safe to minimise injury and secure the following fight with Bones.

  4. Michael B says:

    Bull.. how could this get by both the pre-fight and post-fight docs? If they really were ‘broken’, I’d assume he’d be put on medical suspension until healed which would jeopardize the fight with Jones, would it not?

  5. legit mma says:

    Broken ribs or not he is getting his ass kicked by Bones Jones. I don’t like Jones because of his attitude but this one is easy to call. His reach is the difference.

  6. JoollLLLLLLL says:

    Already getting that excuse ready.

  7. First says:

    I once competed in a decathlon with 7 broken ribs, a fractured skull, gang green in my left foot and a ruptured spleen. I truly believe Rashad when he says this because if he’s a warrior like myself, well then, I believe him.
    True story guys.

  8. tank says:

    Even if he would had been healthy I don’t see the Evans vs Davis fight turning out different. Evans is just saying that because Jones said he wasn’t impressed by his performance.

  9. Iain says:

    I broke 2 ribs during striking sparring and proceeded to do an hour of grappling practice. It sucked, but I could easily see a professional fighter putting up with it for 25 minutes in a fight, especially if it”s not as if the ribs are getting roasted.

    Broken ribs are really painful, but someone could still fight with them – the biggest effect would probably be on cardio. Controlling your breathing properly is the hardest part.

    • broke 12 ribs says:

      That is nothing you punk shit, I once broke 17 ribs while wrestling an albino mountain elephant. Get better weak shit.

  10. tank says:

    Who gives a fuck, he’s getting his ass kicked by Jones.

  11. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    @Iain

    Good point, Rashad was breathing hard during his fight with Phil. Why do people think he is lying? Phil is just overated like I have been saying.

  12. ELGARDO BOBALOO says:

    your full of shit RISHAD EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……..hahahah you fu*king bullshiter!!!!!! aint nobody can fight with thre broken ribs…..and even if u could…….nobody could do it without showing theres some kind of pain durring the fight……FU*k YOU RISHAD EVANS

  13. SC00B420 says:

    Sorry but I am gonna call bullsh*t on that one. There is no way he had 3 broken ribs. I am sorry but 1 broken rib is bad enough and you cannot perform at that level with 3 broken ribs it just is not going to happen

  14. ELGARDO BOBALOO says:

    ive had three broken ribs back in the day because of acar accident….and haveing three at the same time imobilizeis you…certanly cant have a mma fight and three broken ribs at the same time!!!! ……your full of shit RISHAD EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……..hahahah you fu*king bullshiter!!!!!! aint nobody can fight with thre broken ribs…..and even if u could…….nobody could do it without showing theres some kind of pain durring the fight……FU*k YOU RISHAD EVANS

    • Sean says:

      lol im not even sure that you should be on the internet. do they let you on at the mental hospital or did you sneak on? either way your post was barely legible

    • Xaninho says:

      You’re just a bitch that can’t take any pain.

      I broke my back and two ribs in a car accident, and ofcourse a broken back kept me out of competition, but the broken ribs weren’t bothering menearly as much as my back did.

  15. Affected his performance? No. Affected his credibility? Yes; there is no way on God’s Green Earth Rashad Evans was cleared to fight, let alone actually fought, with three honestly broken ribs. No way, no how.

  16. Akamai says:

    I notice that the worst haters are the worst spellers. Ignorance=hate.

  17. ELGARDO BOBALOO says:

    HEY SHEAN COMMENT ON THE BJPENN.COM POST you lil puke …..i gave my opinion on the BJPENN.COM post …….and everyones intiteld to there own opinion……so PISS OFF you lil window worrior ,nobody gives afuck retard

  18. ELGARDO BOBALOO says:

    HEY SHEAN !! COMMENT ON THE BJPENN.COM POST you lil puke …..i gave my opinion on the BJPENN.COM post …….and everyones intiteld to there own opinion……so PISS OFF you lil window worrior ,nobody gives afuck retard

  19. Nick says:

    I had sex with 3 women in one night with a broken rib…… now who’s the trooper?

    • Xaninho says:

      I don’t think getting your ass spanked by three girls is the same as fighting Phil Davis in the octagon ;)

      • Mach00man says:

        It may not be the same as fighting Phil Davis, but I’d bet it would be a hell of a lot more fun!

        • joshuah says:

          I wouldn’t say all that, we haven’t seen these women in question. & if he had the motivation to sex 2 more women, obviously they weren’t doing SOMETHIN right.

        • joshuah says:

          I believe it, Rashad has missed more title shots due to injuries & timing than PROBABLY anyone in history @ a certain point u gotta just say fuck it.

          If he did he is a bad mamma Jamma. There r different severities to rib injuries, he didn’t say they were snapped off & puncturing his lungs or some shit.

          Broken ribs hurt, some more than others. Either way if u think a life long wrestler can’t tough out some pain during a doctor gently pushing ur ribs, you have lost it.

          People blasting Rashad sayin he will get destroyed by Jones.

          What does Jones offer? He is Forrest Griffin with spinning things & a chin.

          I don’t think this will be a WAR very smart safe fightfor the first 4 rounds. Lots of idiot fans will say its ‘boring’ … Rashad has the head movement to not get beat on, but the 1 thing that worries me is the ONE THING Jones is best @ is putting a guys back to the fence & wearing him out with wrestling& strikes.Rashad LOVES to let guys do this! Machida, chuck & Forrest all did this, I REALLY hope he doesnt let Jones do it!

  20. willy will says:

    always something with this guy after the jones fight he will be out 6 months

  21. E716 says:

    I thought the fight was good…not the most exciting but what do you expect when dana says rashad will get a shot if he comes out healthy….hes without a doubt going to play it safe..i thought it was a mistake by dana

  22. DLo says:

    It doesn’t matter that fight is over. It was an impressive performance regardless. I think many people will be surprised come April because Rashad is hungry, determined, and faster than anyone Jones has faced. Rampage was one dimensional and Machida gave up as soon as he got cut, but Rashad isn’t any of those guys. He’s going to go in there with better boxing and with the ability to take him down. Remember Rashad had only loss once and unlike Machida Rashad has been beating his opponents decisively.

  23. Diazgotrobbed4to1 says:

    You do realise Machida made Rashad do the stanky leg right!? Comparing them is probably not the best idea.

  24. bobaloo says:

    hey nick you needle dick ….u had sex with yourself lookin at three chicks in a magazine with a broken rib…post about rashad looser……..as for you “”””sweet game plan”””” and “”akami”” comment about rishad evans bjpenn.com post…….what ….u just come on here lookin for posts to hate on….all three u dorks jus came on here to comment on my post…..losers….u didnt even comment on the bjpenn.com post…..ILL COMMENT ON THE POST HOWEVER I SEE FIT….AND NOBODY CARES IF U THREE WANKSTERS DONT LIKE MY COMMENT ITHER…..HA

  25. Brett says:

    I’ve wrestled at state with two cracked ribs and it sucked but adrenaline compensated a ton so I find this believable

  26. Jay says:

    Wow i never seen this many haters in my life, even if his ribs were sprained, he went through a healthy undefeated prospect in davis, like it was nothing. Now i know anthony johnson, who trains w/ evans (i bought a pit off him) and before the fight he mentioned that tyrone spong kicked evans and snapped somethin. for evans to go and dominate davis like that is crazy. in all honesty jones in trouble cuz think jones is banking off footage from that fight. jones couldnt handle a sick machidas speed,yes machida had the flu when they fought.

  27. bart says:

    No way. He couldnt have looked that good in that fight with 3 broken ribs. We all would have seen some kind of sign that smething wasnt right

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