Archive: Rashad Evans

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Nov 1, 2013 8:56 am

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, will not fight Gustafsson in March

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at London’s O2 Arena on March 8, 2014. However, according to MMA Fighting, a lingering back injury will prevent “Lil Nog” from competing in the proposed headliner opposite “The Mauler.” Since joining the UFC ranks, Nogueira has pulled...

Oct 7, 2013 10:40 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Wanderlei Silva a ‘Distraction’ Leading Up to Evans Fight

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been going back-and-forth for some time now as both men dance around a potential fight that has yet to come to fruition. Although their feud almost came to blows recently, the two still sit on opposite sides of the fence with Silva reportedly being out of action due to...

Sep 10, 2013 9:23 am

Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the...

Sep 4, 2013 3:24 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 Co-Main Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen will face off as the co-main event of UFC 167. Sonnen took to twitter last week to arrange the fight with Evans, asking him what he was doing on November 16th. Rashad responded that he was doing nothing, to which Sonnen sent him...

Aug 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Rashad Evans Knows For A ‘Fact’ He Can Beat Jon Jones In A Rematch

Founding Blackzilian member, ‘Suga” Rashad Evans, has long been rumored to be making a shift to the UFC’s middleweight division, but he’s not interested. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion believes that he can still make a title run in the division he has spent the majority of his career in and in a recent interview...

Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 26, 2013 9:35 am

Rashad Evans Wants ‘Shogun’ If He Gets Passed Sonnen

“Rashad has nixed a move to 185, and wants to fight in October or so. He zeroed in on the winner of Sonnen vs. Shogun. He says, ‘I have a lot of respect for Chael, but I’d really like to fight him.” Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, is eyeing another former champ as his...

Jul 19, 2013 11:57 am

Dan Henderson Stopped Using TRT Before Evans Fight

The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in mixed martial arts has drawn quite a bit of controversy since the treatment first became prominent. Aging fighters have used TRT as a way to level the playing field with their younger, more naturally testosterone-driven counterparts while many still believe that TRT use is unnatural and that...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jun 18, 2013 5:16 am

UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans suspended indefinitely

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Saturday fans saw Rashad Evans defeat Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 161, below are the medical suspensions for the card. Rashad Evans: Suspended indefinitely Dan Henderson: Suspended 14 days Stipe Miocic: Suspended 14 days Roy Nelson: Suspended 14 days Ryan Jimmo: Suspended indefinitely Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 14...

Jun 17, 2013 6:13 pm

Bar Fights UFC 161: Champps Americana Restaurant in Edison, NJ

Sorry to get your hopes up. No, this is not a post full of videos of drunkards replicating their favorite UFC 161 moments in various bars. As an avid mixed martial arts fan, whenever I watch a pay-per-view it’s important to me that I’m in an environment that embraces the sport as much as I...