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)
There's been a lot of talk about former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans dropping down in weight to test his might against some of the world's top 185-pounders.
Those talks, however, may be a bit premature, as "Suga" is leaning towards one more fight in his current weight class, to "get one back" after faltering in his five round unanimous decision loss to current division kingpin Jon Jones at the UFC 145 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this year.
From his discussion with MMA Live:
"I'm ready. I stay ready. Chael will always be an interesting fight, but we work together a lot for FUEL TV, so I don't know if it will happen. Besides, I think Chael might be going up [in weight]. I'm never one to back away from a fight, so if Chael wants to come up, we gotta do it. Ultimately, [I'd like to fight someone like] Anderson Silva, but I would have to establish myself in the weight class, so they say. I don't know. As a matter of fact, Dana White, CALL ME! Joe Silva, CALL ME! I just wanna fight the best competitors. It's really hard to go down a weight class after you lost a fight, it doesn't leave a good taste in your mouth, so I may have to get one back at 205 before I go down to any weight class."
Hear more from Evans on his future at 205 pounds and beyond, after the jump.
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