ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Rashad Evans speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been faced with some tough career decisions lately. After a loss to nemesis Jon Jones at UFC 145, Evans flirted with the idea of dropping to middleweight and even possibly challenging UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Evans' manager Glenn Robinson addressed the talk on MMA Weekly Radio recently:
"If the UFC offered him Anderson Silva at 185 right now today, he would go and fight Anderson Silva at 185. The UFC is not offering him Anderson Silva at 185 today, so that's not something that's going to happen. So that's all Rashad ever meant."
It appears that he has decided to stay at 205 for now in that case, and Robinson says he would like to return to the octagon in December:
"His goal is to stay 205 and to fight the best possible 205-pounder; he'd like to fight in December. That's his goal," Robinson stated.
Even though Evans would be an instant top-three fighter at middleweight, it seems like staying at 205 for now is the best course of action. There are plenty of matchups for him there and there's less confusion at the top of the division. Who could he face in December (or whenever he returns) though? Perhaps another guy that would like to return in December, Dan Henderson?