Rashad Evans Turned Down Booking Against Glover Teixeira, Short Notice To Blame Says Former Champ | UFC NEWS

October 1, 2012 7:54 am 38 Comments

“I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?! … Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I’m haven’t been training I won’t fight! … I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don’t walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready! … Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights!”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, “Suga” Rashad Evans, recently took to twitter to explain his reasoning behind not accepting a bout at UFC 153 against the highly hyped Chuck Liddell Protege, Glover Teixeira.

Is his decision justified?

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