ByJason Nawara, writer at
Jason Nawara

is making his middleweight debut against at and while a drop to a lower weight is usually a career's last gasp, Rashad Evans looks good. And let's not forget that the former UFC light heavyweight champ has been the smaller fighter for most of his career. He won season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter as a heavyweight, cut down and then went on an unforgettable run, defeating Michael Bisping (at light heavyweight), destroyed Chuck Liddell with an iconic knockout, then beat Forrest Griffin for the title.

History will look back and giggle at Rashad's stanky leg induced by Lyoto Machida at UFC 98, but even after that loss, who could possibly forget his feud with Rampage Jackson on TUF 10 (the last great TUF), Jon Jones, or his wins over new light heavyweight champion Phil Davis and Chael Sonnen.

The guy is a legend, no one can deny this. He's well on his way to a UFC Hall of Fame plaque.

So now, before he heads back into the cage in front of the Madison Square Garden crowd, let's look back on 'Shad's career in which he went from Matt Hughes-hating dancin' fool to one of the most memorable stars of the last decade.


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