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Rashad Evans Plans To Stay At Light-Heavyweight Unless Offered Anderson Silva Bout With Middleweight Move | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Rashad Evans manager Glenn Robinson comments to MMAWeekly.

Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans has recently been playing around with the idea of making the drop to the Middleweight division. The UFC Middlweight Champion Anderson Silva and his team have also stated that a bout with Evans is one that interests them.

Rashad’s manager Glenn Robinson confirmed that ‘Suga’ would only make the drop to the 185-pound division if he was offered an immediate title shot against Anderson Silva. Currently no offer is on the table for that bout as of yet and Evans is focused on climbing back to the top of the Light-Heavyweight division and aims to return in December.

“If the UFC offered him Anderson Silva at 185 right now today, he would go and fight Anderson Silva at 185. The UFC is not offering him Anderson Silva at 185 today, so that’s not something that’s going to happen. So that’s all Rashad ever meant. His goal is to stay 205 and to fight the best possible 205-pounder; he’d like to fight in December. That’s his goal. Whoever is the best available. That’s who we’ll fight.”

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