To say that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans' last fight was a rough one would be a bit of an understatement. Evans was knocked out quickly in the first round by Glover Teixeira when the two fought at UFC on FOX 19.
Evans, 36, has been slipping inside the Octagon for some time now. It's come to the point where some have asked if Evans should even continue his career at this point.
As it turns out though, Evans has no plans on retiring any time soon. At least that's what he told Friday night's FOX Sports 1. He stated that he has no plans of retiring. He may however drop weight to try his hand in the UFC's middleweight division.
This according to Jon Anik who took to Twitter:
Evans wasn't making anything official, and he could change his mind, but let's face it, he's currently struggling in the light heavyweight division. Teixeira took out Evans in less than two minutes, and this isn't the first time he's lost quick. At UFC 98, Lyoto Machida beat Evans in the second round to take the title from his, and Evans has not been able to reclaim the title since. His loss to Teixeira puts that belt that much further away.
A move to the middleweight division makes sense for Evans. It's currently filled with more seasoned veterans Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, and Michael Bisping. Someone like Evans could do well. With that crowd, he shouldn't ever be short of good match-ups.