UFC 148 Results: Rashad Evans Asks To Fight Anderson Silva

UFC middeweight champion Anderson Silva defended his title for the tenth consecutive time last night, and where he goes next is unclear. But it seems that a former UFC light heavyweight champion wants to throw his hat into the title fight sweepstakes. Here's what Rashad Evans tweeted to Lorenzo Fertitta:

Evans is coming off a loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 145 in May. A drop to middleweight has been something that fans have speculated about for a while, but Evans made it clear that he was going to remain at 205 at the post-fight press conference that night:

"I'm a 205-pounder," Evans said. "I've only lost twice and I lost to a good competitor ... But if an opportunity happens at 185, I'll take it. But I like 205, I'll just have to work my way back up and get back to a title shot."

If the tweet was serious and Evans has changed his mind, does he deserve a title shot right out of the gate? Or would he have to win a bout at 185 first? Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen anyone?

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