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Morning Report: Rashad Evans isn’t ready to retire yet, wants to ‘explore’ 185

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has no intention of retiring and intends to look at dropping weight to compete in the 185-pound division.

There is still some fight left in Rashad Evans.

Two weeks ago, Evans was brutally knocked out in 72 seconds by Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC on FOX 19. The loss had many, including UFC president Dana White, believing Evans would hang up his gloves and transition permanently to his desk job as an analyst for Fox Sports. But in an interview with Inside MMA on AXS TV, Evans reaffirmed his desire to continue competing and talked about what he needs to change to right the ship.

“There definitely needs to be a change. And the hardest thing about that fight is the fact that it was only a minute and a half. When they’re so short like that, it’s hard to find that black box to see where things went wrong. And who knows what would have happened if it would have gone longer and you have all these questions in your mind that you keep on saying. It’s hard because I felt like I had a great camp. I felt like I was physically strong and my timing was good and I really have no excuse. I can’t think of one thing to say ‘this is an area to look at that I need to get better [in]’. It’s disappointing and it’s really frustrating for me because this is the second time in my career I’m riding a two-fight losing streak.”

Not only is Evans on a two-fight losing streak, he has lost four of his last six. Prior to the Teixeira loss, he dropped a unanimous decision to Ryan Bader. He went into that fight riding a two-fight winning streak, a stoppage ….View full article

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