UFC Quick Quote: Rashad Evans doesn’t care about title shots, he just wants to fight

Kevin C. Cox

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans says fighting for world titles are the last thing on his mind. In fact, he flat-out doesn’t care to even talk about them, because all he wants to do is just fight and let the cards land where they may.

"You know, I'm not really, honestly, the whole title shot this and that, it's not on my mind. I just want to go in there and fight. Whatever happens after that, happens after that. But, honestly, I don't care."

They say every prize fighter's ultimate goal is to fight for a world title. Apparently, Rashad Evans isn't one of those guys. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion revealed during this week's UFC 161 media conference call that a title shot is the farthest thing from his mind. And while most say that, out of respect to the opponent they have in front of them, "Suga" seems to be genuinely disinterested in fighting for a world title, at least for now. Sure, his previous two losses to Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have put him farther down the 205-pound ladder, but an impressive victory over longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Dan Henderson at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, can quickly right his ship. Should he collect a few more wins after that, Evans could find himself with an offer to fight for the gold. And that would be an offer any fighter would be unlikely to turn down.

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