Rashad Evans: ‘Ryan Bader’s Not A High IQ Fighter’

At UFC 192 UFC light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader will meet inside the octagon. For Evans it will be his return to action after nearly two years on the sidelines.

So, is he worried about taking on Bader, who recently was in the title conversation before Alexander Gustafsson was picked to take on Daniel Cormier?

It doesn’t seem like it.

Evans recently talked to MMAJunkie and told them that he plans on getting a second round finish after Bader isn’t able to take him down and gets desperate. He also said that in his opinion, Bader lacks a real strong IQ when it comes to fighting.

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“I’m going to stop him in the second round. How? I just see him getting desperate after trying to take me down, and that doesn’t happen. Then I’ll lay some hands on him. I think that Bader is good and I think that Bader has gotten a lot better. How Bader used to fight – his fight IQ used to be really low. He would clutch defeat out of the jaws of victory. You used to be like, ‘How the hell does he do that?’

“That used to be how Bader fought. He wasn’t a very smart fighter. He’s gotten a bit smarter. But, at the same time, he’s still Bader. He still makes mistakes like that. He still is not a very high IQ fighter.”

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