Rashad Evans Says Anderson Silva is a Dream Fight (Video)

October 19, 2012
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, coming off of a loss to current champion Jon Jones at UFC 145 in April of this year, had hoped to be back in the Octagon sometime soon, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. At least, not by the end of 2012.

With Jones nursing an injured elbow from his fight with Vitor Belfort and stepping into a coaching role on TUF 17, Dan Henderson in the midst of rehab, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua lined up to face Alexander Gustafsson, and Forrest Griffin squaring off with Phil Davis, there aren’t many options left on the table for Evans before 2013.

On Evan’s wish list, however, is an interesting name… Anderson Silva.

There are many other fighters lined up that want a crack at Silva first, however, so it’s unlikely that Evans will get that shot any time soon, but he says it is a “dream fight” for him.

Check out Rashad Evans from his recent appearance on UFC Tonight

  • Collideoverme

    Hell, let him have it. Anderson didn’t break a sweat against Bonnar. And do it quick.

    • MaritalArtist

      Why not. Theres no one else at this point. Come on rashad…. cut that weight!!!!

  • Evans has the speed and the wrestling credentials to take Silva out. His loss to Machida makes it less than a sure thing though.

  • stevemcz11

    I wanna see it!

    • adam1848

      I think this would without a doubt be the biggest challenge of Anderson’s career. Rashad’s wrestling is at least as good as Chael’s and his hands are much better. Rashad v Weidman would be a great fight as well and Anderson would obviously have no way of avoiding the winner. The question would be, how much gas would Evans have at 85, and would Weidman risk his spot as #1 contender taking on a real challenge? Because honestly, with all due respect, I personally feel Munoz and Boetsch are slightly overrated. Great guys and I am a fan of them both, but neither is a future champ, in my opinion. Also, if Shogun loses to Gustafsson I’d like to see him drop down and fight Bisping, Belfort, or Belcher for a shot at Silva. Any one of these three guys matches up great with Shogun, and frankly, he is a very small LHW, although honestly I think Silva would handle all four of them pretty easily. Winner of Rashad v Weidman against Anderson would peak my attention.

      • drkdisciple

        I agree 100% with everything u wrote!

  • gnodeb

    I’m always against this kind of fights. If Rashad wants to fight Anderson he should go 3-0 at MW first. I know he can do it, but I want to see it… If he doesn’t want to risk… then it is time to retire…

  • sofhanson

    Will be a very good fight until rashad gets knocked out by Silva, kind of like rashad/Machida or Silva/Belfort. Rashad throws too many haymakers and wild punches, is no match for Silvas illusive punches and kicks. I say knock out by the second…