Rashad Evans moving to middleweight?

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has not been in the octagon since April and there has been speculation if he is considering a move to middleweight.


After the UFC on FOX 4 weigh-in’s yesterday, FUEL TV’s Karyn Bryant asked the former champion if he was planning a move down to the middleweight division.

“I don’t know,” Evans said. “It all depends, like Lyoto (Machida) says. If Dana White comes to me with an offer that I can’t refuse, then I can’t refuse. Sometimes deal have to be made a little sweet.”

Is there a fighter in the UFC middleweight division that “Suga” has his eyes on?

“It’s all about the matchup and what the people want to see,” he said. “If people want to see my fight another 185 pounder, that’s a really good one and a good match to see, then I’ll do it. Anderson is the champion, he is one of my favorite fighters and I would love the chance to fight him.”

Based on his comments yesterday, it appears that the only way that Evans will move down to the middleweight division is if the UFC makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

He would like to return in December and could end up facing one of the fighters that is on tonight’s UFC on FOX 4 main card. Evans would like to get another shot at Machida, who defeated him at UFC 98 and win the light heavyweight title.

If Evans were to get an offer he can’t refuse, it may be a number one contenders bout in the middleweight division against Chris Weidman. He was asked about Weidman and said there is not many guys that want to fight him at this point.

“He is a beast, the kid is a beast,” he said. “I don’t know many fighters who are beating down his door and fight him. If it happens to be that I have to fight him, than you have to do what you have to do.”