Rashad Evans has been a mainstay in the UFC’s light heavyweight division for years now. He’s a former UFC champion and is looking to climb back to the top of the heap of the 205 lb division after his win over mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson back at UFC 161. Fans and Media alike have been curious about how he would fare against the top middleweights of the world and if he could be the one to take the title away from Anderson Silva.
Ariel Helwani of UFC Tonight said this little tidbit about the possibility of Rashad going down to middleweight:
“Rashad Evans told me if UFC offered him a compelling fight at 185, he’d go down,” Helwani said. “But, he still considers himself a light heavyweight, and still wants to fight Jon Jones at some point.”
There are compelling fights for him at middleweight. Fights with the loser of Anderson Silva/Chris Weidman, Brian Stann, or even a Bisping rematch could be viable possibilities if he decided to move down in.
Of course the obvious would be another chance at gold. He has ways to go before he gets another UFC light heavyweight title shot, but moving down to a new weight class would be beneficial. There are not many contenders left in the division so it would only take a win or two to put him back in line for a shot at UFC gold.
What do you guys think? Should he stay at light heavyweight or take his talents down in weight and start working his way to the middleweight championship?