"I would definitely be interested in fighting (on FOX). Like Georges said before, it's about having a chance to compete on that platform. And with the audience and the demographic they can bring in ... and even having people viewing it for the first time, I would love to be able to compete on the network like FOX. It's going to get probably even more ratings than if I was fighting on pay-per-view. For me, I look to go on there and compete on a high stage and having the chance to fight on FOX, it would be cool with me."
-- One of the early major concerns regarding the UFC making a deal with FOX to broadcast four events on network TV is whether or not some of the bigger stars on the roster will be willing to forgo fighting on pay-per-view (PPV) in favor of free TV. Well, the number one contender to the light heavyweight title, Rashad Evans, has absolutely no problems with it and in fact, would "definitely be interested" in doing so. That's because he realizes the potential to make himself available to a wider audience than he would normally get on PPV. When considering the fact that FOX is likely expecting UFC to garner around four to five million viewers -- and maybe more -- and taking into account the fact that UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2" brought in a reported 310,000 buys, it's no wonder "Suga" is ready and willing to fight on network TV. But with the calendar not lining up properly, Evans won't be getting his shot at the 205-pound title on the first event held on FOX on Nov. 12. That doesn't mean we won't see him on free TV sometime in the near future, though. Sound good to you, Maniacs? After the jump, Rashad talks about his recent thumb injury and how it might affect him heading into this fight against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson.