Archive: Rashad Evans

Jan 13, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier on Rashad Evans being the underdog: “That’s ridiculous”

After dropping a weight class, the two-time Olympian and undefeated Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans this February 22 in his Light Heavyweight debut at UFC 170. Currently the odds are in his favor and he is a 3-1 favorite. “That’s ridiculous,” said Cormier. “I mean...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 9, 2014 8:11 pm

James Te Huna’s New Year’s Resolution? Drop To Middleweight

It wasn’t long ago that James Te Huna was on a four fight winning streak and looking toward a possible light heavyweight title shot. Unfortunately for him, Glover Teixeira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put an end to Te Huna’s winning ways. Now Te Huna looks to make a change this year by dropping down to...

Jan 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is Faster and More Dynamic than Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier thinks Rashad Evans would prove to be a tougher challenge than UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier was one of the fighters to attend the UFC media luncheon this past week and he made some bold statements, comparing Evans’ abilities to Jones’. MMAMania transcribed: “I think Rashad is actually a little...


Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...

Jan 2, 2014 9:35 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Rashad Evans In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen. Is Rashad Evans on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Chael Sonnen Is “Furious” About Colon Surgery Report

Earlier this week, reports came out that Chael Sonnen had emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans. Following that report, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer reported that Sonnen did not have surgery. Now, another wrinkle has been added to the story. Michael Landsberg, who initially reported the information, is still...

Dec 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Reports Say Sonnen Had Emergency Colon Surgery One Day Before Rashad Evans Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen has always stuck to his anyone, anytime, anywhere attitude. Now TSN.ca is reporting through an interview with Sonnen set to air tonight on TSN’s “Off the record” that Sonnen underwent colon surgery the day before his fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November. Off the record host Michael...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Nov 27, 2013 7:00 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Twitter will hurt your damn feelings’

“If I read a couple and get mad, and I feel like saying something back? That’s when I know I need to cool out for a second and turn it off. Because Twitter, it’s great, but Twitter will hurt your damn feelings, man.” “People will say some outrageous things on there. It makes you feel...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

Johny Hendricks Blames Hand Wraps For Lack Of Power Against GSP

We’ve seen it over and over again. When fighters lose a fight – especially a close decision – they start extrapolating every little nuance of the fight. They meticulously comb over every detail, and turn the tiniest deviation from their usual routine into the catalyst of their defeat. This has turned us cynical, for better...

Nov 21, 2013 11:18 am

Dana White: ‘I have no power whatsoever over the commission’

UFC president Dana White clarifies his views about the Nevada Athletic Commission after naming GSP the winner in his bout vs. Johny Hendricks. “One thing that I wanted everybody to understand that night – because people don’t understand – I wanted to make it absolutely clear that we in no way, shape, or form have...

Nov 21, 2013 11:11 am

Georges St-Pierre Recovers Stolen Range Rover

  UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is enjoying a well-deserved vacation at the moment, soaking in the sun and presumably attempting to calm his overstressed mind. And although he’s undoubtedly going to have a lot of issues to deal with when he arrives back in Montreal, finding his previously stolen Range Rover won’t be one...

Nov 21, 2013 7:56 am

Rashad Evans Says Daniel Cormier Might Be Next Opponent

Long has the MMA community clamored for former Olympian and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier to drop from heavyweight to light heavyweight. The wait may finally be over, for it seems that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans could be the man to introduce Cormier to the division. Evans told “UFC Tonight”...