Sorry to disappoint you fight fans, but despite the flood of tweets former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Rashad Evans sent out this weekend challenging Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva, Evans management is now saying that Evans has no intention of moving down to Middleweight.
MMA Junkie has the scoop:
"He has no plans to drop to 185," manager Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management today told MMA Junkie via text.
"He is just saying he's not afraid to fight anyone," Robinson wrote.
I would characterize this as extremely bad fighter management. Evans has already lost to the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, his odds of getting another title shot in the next two years at 205lbs are very slim. His odds of getting a title shot at MW within the next nine months are excellent.
The UFC is desperate for marquee fights to promote. Rashad Evans challenging Anderson Silva is a marquee fight. Rashad Evans against virtually anyone else is not. Evans needs better advice from his management or he should overrule them. If Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta decide they really want to see Evans vs. Silva, watch how fast his management becomes irrelevant in the discussion.
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