Evans vs Texeira: Rashad Evans unsure of career, Jones sends encouragement

Evans vs Texeira: Rashad Evans unsure of career, Jones sends encouragement

Evans vs Texeira UFC fight on FOX 19 was surely a great fight. Glover Texeira knocked out Rashad Evans within two minutes of the opening round.

So is the loss a new career low for Rashad Evans?

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Probably yes because the Blackzillian fighter got quite emotional after Saturday loss. He went inside the Octagon with high hopes, only to come out dejected. After all, he had been knocked out only once in his career before Saturday.

Evans fell victim to his opponent’s heavy hands and now as FOX Sports reports, he is unsure of his career.

“I want to go back in there and obviously I want to fight again. But there’s some things I need to clear up, there’s some things that I need to do to get me back,” he said.

The defeat seems too much to handle for fighting used to come naturally to him once, but now it is altogether a different scenario.

“Fighting, it used to come so easy, so natural,” Evans said. “Now I feel like I’m fighting against myself. I just need to get back that thing.”

Following his heart-breaking interview post fight, former rival Jon Jones has shown support to Evans. Jon Jones has taken to Instagram and offered words of encouragement to the Blackzillian fighter.

“Stann’s absolutely right, keep your head up Evans. In my eyes you’ll always be a legend of the sport, you’re a great champion and always will be. Our fight records aren’t what defines us, it’s about the journey we are courageous enough to be on. Stay in the race my brother,” Jones posted.

Jones even posted on Twitter that he felt sad at Evans’ loss.

“Yeah, I actually felt really bad for him. I’m sure he trained really hard for that fight,” Jones posted.

The two used to be training partners at Jackson-Wink MMA until Evans left to set up his own gym in Florida: Blackzilians. They last fought at UFC 145 where Jones defeated Evans in a one-sided unanimous decision.

Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Rashad Evans