"Let me address this article that was put out ... First of all [I'm] not impatient about waiting [for] Rua [to] heal especially since it was my choice [to] ... wait! The UFC did offer me a fight since Rua was gonna [be] out so long against Lil' Nog. But I turned it down cuz the fight made no sense [to] me ... A fight with Machida would've made more sense but they matched him up with Rampage. Dana White told me from the beginning they wouldn't do ... [an] Interim belt. So [at] that point I decided I [would] wait. [Now] in this article it makes me sound as if I'm upset about waiting which is not the case ... What frustrated me was I was hearing conflicting stories of when he was coming back. One moment Dana would say May then in the article he ... said the fight is scheduled [for] March. Also [Rua's] manager said he will [be] out maybe longer than June. So I was frustrated on how the dates [are] ... ranging. But like I said I chose [to] wait. But [if] I had a clear idea on when the return may happen then it would effect choices I take ... I'm all fighter I'm not afraid [to] fight anybody!" Rashad Evans takes to Twitter and responds to an article that was covered here on MMA Mania regarding his perceived impatience at having to wait so long for his title shot with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.