Rashad Evans has lost to Jon Jones and failed to take the UFC Light Heavyweight Title from the fighter. Now, he is exploring new avenues to take his fighting styles and strength; he mentions that he wants to take on the middleweight division and to possibly fight Anderson Silva.
Evans explains that he thought about moving to the middleweight division but was skeptical since the weight cut may be too hard to handle. He used to wrestle at 174 when he was in college and was used to cutting so much weight way back then. He added that although many may say that when you go down to a lower weight, you will become stronger; however, it is not like that at all.
There are fighters who have struggled at their particular weight level and have decided to go down another division thinking that they will become the strongest fighter there but instead they have become weaker in the process. The trick to fighting or wrestling is to compete in your natural weight which was what Evans was doing making him hesitant to cut more weight to reach the middleweight division.
The thoughts on fighting Anderson Silva: “Anderson is somebody I would love to fight because when it’s all said and done, whether you win or lose, to compete against the best in the sport is really what it’s all about. You know, if I can walk away from my career and say I competed against some of the best in the sport in my time and era, then I can wrap up and say I had a really great career. “Evans mentions that if the opportunity comes to fight Anderson Silva then he would drop to 185 to be able to fight.