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Rashad Evans: "They Offered Me Glover Teixeira, I Said "No

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Add another name to the list of light heavyweights who didn't want to fight Glover Teixeira. Rashad Evans simply wasn't ready but he thinks he will be by January or February. The list of light heavyweights who wanted nothing to do with a fight against recent Octagon debutant Glover Teixeira just keeps growing and growing. The latest name to add to the list is former division champion Rashad Evans, who revealed as much on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 post-fight show last night (Sept. 29, 2012) when asked about his future and when he'll be returning to the cage:

"I don't know. I talked to Dana [White] early this week and we talked about maybe December. But I'm thinking maybe January or February. I will fight anybody. I want to get a fight at light heavyweight. They offered me a fight, but it was against Glover Teixeira and I only had three weeks to fight and I haven't been training. I was like, ‘no way, not with that notice in Brazil.'"

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I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?!

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Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I'm haven't been training I won't fight!

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I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don't walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready!

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Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights!

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Post #1   9/30/12 10:29:21PM   

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After all the talk of evryone turning the fight down I hope Fabio gets the KO....Someone has to eventually fight him...How bout Gustaffson winner gets title shot...

Post #2   9/30/12 10:31:02PM   

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Posted by Shawn91111

Add another name to the list of light heavyweights who didn't want to fight Glover Teixeira. Rashad Evans simply wasn't ready but he thinks he will be by January or February. The list of light heavyweights who wanted nothing to do with a fight against recent Octagon debutant Glover Teixeira just keeps growing and growing. The latest name to add to the list is former division champion Rashad Evans, who revealed as much on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 post-fight show last night (Sept. 29, 2012) when asked about his future and when he'll be returning to the cage:

"I don't know. I talked to Dana [White] early this week and we talked about maybe December. But I'm thinking maybe January or February. I will fight anybody. I want to get a fight at light heavyweight. They offered me a fight, but it was against Glover Teixeira and I only had three weeks to fight and I haven't been training. I was like, ‘no way, not with that notice in Brazil.'"

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I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I'm haven't been training I won't fight!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don't walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights!




Weidman took fight with Maia with two weeks notice...so it depends too on heart and desire...2 things in a fighter that cant be measured...

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Why didnt they just ask Chael to do it? Lemme guess

Post #4   9/30/12 10:38:36PM   

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Teixeira is not as scary as he's getting credit for.

Post #7   9/30/12 11:53:24PM   

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I hope all you Shogun haters are taking note that he's not the only LHW that turns down matchups

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Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by Shawn91111

Add another name to the list of light heavyweights who didn't want to fight Glover Teixeira. Rashad Evans simply wasn't ready but he thinks he will be by January or February. The list of light heavyweights who wanted nothing to do with a fight against recent Octagon debutant Glover Teixeira just keeps growing and growing. The latest name to add to the list is former division champion Rashad Evans, who revealed as much on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 post-fight show last night (Sept. 29, 2012) when asked about his future and when he'll be returning to the cage:

"I don't know. I talked to Dana [White] early this week and we talked about maybe December. But I'm thinking maybe January or February. I will fight anybody. I want to get a fight at light heavyweight. They offered me a fight, but it was against Glover Teixeira and I only had three weeks to fight and I haven't been training. I was like, ‘no way, not with that notice in Brazil.'"

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Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I'm haven't been training I won't fight!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don't walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready!

Rashad Evans ?@SugaRashadEvans
Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights!




Weidman took fight with Maia with two weeks notice...so it depends too on heart and desire...2 things in a fighter that cant be measured...




Maia wasn't nearly as dangerous to Weidman as Tex is to Rashad. Rashad's chin isn't exactly known for being the best in the world and if he's not in shape enough to work his takedowns and gnp it's a terrible fight for him.

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I don't think Rashad would have taken anyone on 3 weeks notice.

Post #10   10/1/12 1:02:42AM   

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rashad needs a big win to stay near the top. teixeira is super dangerous and not that well known to the average ufc fan, and a loss to him would be tough for rashad. i still think he should have taken it because i always like to see rashad get KTFO. i am not a rashad evens fan

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Maybe Dana should just get some street fighters, because that's what he wants. Anyone to step in at anytime no matter what.

Marlon Sims might be available.

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texeira really seems like a scary dude to face...but i can picture him gassing shane carwin style if it makes it past the 1st round.

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Posted by aussiemma

texeira really seems like a scary dude to face...but i can picture him gassing shane carwin style if it makes it past the 1st round.



Ive watched most of his fights. He has better cardio than you would expect for the pace he keeps. Rashad would be stupid to take this fight on short notice in poor shape. He has a weak chin and Glover has Hendoesque power. Rashad's speed SHOULD give Glover some issues if they ever fight, but if Glover lands Rashad will be out.

The situation is different from Shogun because Shogun was already training for a fight. I do not like Rashad, but I agree with whoever said he wouldve turned down any fight for that date. That is the way it sounds to me too.

As for Glover being scary, I think he should be to many guys at 205. I consider myself a fan. But honestly he has nothing for Jones short of a punchers chance. Id guess Gust would beat him too if he stays on his feet. Machida would school him. The rest is a toss up. Anyone with a weak chin is in danger vs a guy like Glover. He throws looking for that KO and has power in either hand. His BJJ seems pretty good in MMA too from the guys hes faced. His cardio seems so/so, but his chin better be damn good with the style of fight he brings. If he were not so short Id say he should move to HW and take advantage of a speed advantage being a small HW ala Fedor.

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I wish bonnar faced texeira
And have Silva face someone else

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