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UFC Quick Quote: Rashad Evans wants to 'fight for the belt' or he'll 'never ask to fight for it again'

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At least that's what he tells ESPN.com.

"It's just frustrating. I am a fighter and I need to make a living doing this, but at the same time it's about getting that gold. But if the gold is something that I'm not going to get an opportunity to fight for then I have to face that possibility and move forward and do some other things. If I don't get the chance to fight for the belt, I will never ask to fight for this belt again. I will never want to fight for that belt again. If they say that I can fight so-and-so for the interim title … then it's something. I don't know. If [Rua] is going to be out longer than May or June then [UFC] should consider an interim title and I will fight for an interim belt. It's something. It might not mean much to everybody, but it's something. But if I don't get a chance to fight for an interim belt, then I will just beat everybody in the division and I will never fight for the belt."

Former Light-Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans takes a stand regarding how long he's had to wait for current titleholder Mauricio "Shogun" Rua to heal his injuries. Evans earned his title shot by defeating arch-nemesis "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 114 in May, just 21 days after Rua took the strap off Lyoto Machida. Company President Dana White insists they offered "Suga" a fight in September but he turned it down to wait for the title fight he was originally promised for beating Jackson. White also says the long awaited matchup is currently scheduled for March of next year (2011). Is Evans being impatient? Does he have a legitimate claim for the UFC to create yet another interim title? Or should he wait a few more months and take his frustration out in the cage? Have at it, Maniacs.

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