Former UFC heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is making his own historic debut in the middleweight division and rumors are swirling that he will be part of UFC 205 in New York City. Rumors have it that Evans will fight Tim Kennedy inside the Octagon.
The 36-year old native of Niagara Falls, New York told Ariel Helwani at “The MMA Hour,” through MMA Fighting that negotiations are still in the works for his fight against Kennedy. Evans added that his main priority is cutting down his weight to 185 lbs.
Rashad Evans to middleweight?
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Evans narrated that dropping his weight is challenging but exciting as he makes a fresh start in the new weight class. The former light heavyweight champ also stated that he lets his manager Ali and Joe Silva make the deal with booking him a fight.
“Well, you know, the thing about it is that it is a tough cut, but at some point, I feel like I need just to kind of start over again, kind of get something fresh, you know. And 185 is weight class that I’ve always thought about going, but really never put the time and the discipline to make it happen and, you know, coming off two fights losing, I just want to find the way to bring some life back to wanting to compete again I feel like dropping to 185 is the best choice,” Evans said.
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Though the fight against Kennedy is not yet final, Evans readies himself for UFC 205, which will be at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. For Evans is part of UFC 205 means everything to him as it would be the chance for him to show that he still has enough fighting days with him.
“It’s just about being a part of history. No matter what happens in my life, I’ll live forever in this moment, I’ll be immortalized in this moment, being the fact that I can say that I competed in the first card at Madison Square Garden, UFC, mixed martial arts, and that for me it’s something that nobody can ever take away. I’ll just be happy I could be a part of that,” Evans explained.
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No matter whom the opponent might be Evans is ready to show off that he still has some fight left in him. It does not matter if it might be Kennedy or anybody as long as he is part of history when the UFC returns to the Big Apple.
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