Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans was unable to return to winning form this past weekend as he was knocked out by replacement opponent Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 19.
Teixeira replaced an injured Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in early March to take on Rashad in the April 16th main event. But with Evans having only fought twice since November 2013, UFC president Dana White feels Glover was always going to have the advantage.
“Glover’s been way more active, he has lead in his hands, and he went out and absolutely destroyed Rashad tonight,” Dana said after the event.
At 36 years old, Rashad has been a member of the UFC roster for over 10 years. With 25 pro MMA bouts under his belt, the TUF 2 winner is 2-4 in his last six but has cultivated a successful career for himself outside the cage as a Fox Sports UFC analyst. As such, White seems quite sure that we won’t see Evans compete again.
“I think Rashad’s probably going to retire,” Dana said. “I think he’s kind of been on the fence and contemplating that anyway; tonight might’ve solidified that for him.”