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:
@lorenzofertitta i want 2 pick a fight with the middle weight champion! Lol Make it happen!! Please!!— Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans) July 8, 2012
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?