From the moment Anderson Silva's fight ended on Saturday to the moment Chris Weidman's destruction of Mark Munoz began on Wednesday, questions remained whether there were any immediate contenders for Anderson Silva's title. Many speculated in that few day span that Rashad Evans could drop to Middleweight and either get and immediate shot at Silva's title, or be inserted directly into a high profile number one contender's matchup. Rashad himself took to Twitter to call out Silva, but those flames were doused when reports out Rashad's camp stated that he would not be moving to Middleweight.
Rashad spoke to ESPN.com, and apparently is still giving consideration to a drop in weight:
"I've been thinking about going down to middleweight lately," Evans said. "I haven't totally made up my mind. It's something I'm going to think about a little more in the coming months and see where my body's at, but I'm definitely giving it serious consideration. The odds of me moving down to 185 are 50-50 or better."
"Yes, I would like to fight Anderson at 185," Evans said. "Don't get me wrong, Anderson is my favorite fighter. He's somebody I've looked up to for a long time. But if I had the chance to fight Anderson, it would be a dream come true.
"I'd like to go right into a title fight, but realistically there are other contenders at 185, and to skip over everybody wouldn't be fair. So, it would make sense for me to establish myself in the weight class and have a fight or two, whatever the case may be."
Evans has always been one of the smaller Light Heavyweights, and many think he has the build of a natural Middleweight. Despite being smaller, Evans has always been able to compete with the top Light Heavyweights, going 11-2-1 in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division, although he may have hit a career roadblock after losing soundly to Jon Jones at UFC 145.