ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Rashad Evans speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Despite his size, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight titleholder Rashad Evans has no intentions of dropping to Middleweight, even though he came up short against reigning division champion Jon Jones at the UFC 145 pay-per-view (PPV) earlier this year in Atlanta.
He just feels like "the best athlete he can be" at his natural weight.
However, if the promotion were to dangle a big Brazilian carrot in front of him, one that just so happened to be encased in 185-pound gold, he would certainly reconsider his position, according to a recent interview with Pro MMA Now (via Fight Cove).
"Anderson Silva is somebody I would love to fight because when it's all said and done, whether you win or lose, to compete against the best in the sport is really what it's all about. You know, if I can walk away from my career and say I competed against some of the best in the sport in my time and era, then I can wrap up and say I had a really great career. So if the opportunity comes, and that fight happens, yeah I would drop to 185 to fight. Why not?"
Hear more from "Suga" on his weight, "The Spider" and a whole lot more, after the jump.
So whaddaya think, Maniacs? Is this a fight that interests anyone other than Evans?