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Former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans (Pictured) was more than a 5-to-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156, which could have possibly opened the doors for a scrap with middleweight king Anderson Silva. With the potential of a lucrative payday dangling in front of his face, UFC president Dana White expected Evans to come out like a house on fire. Instead, it appeared as though the fire in the 33-year-old’s belly has burned out. “To be honest with you, Rashad and I have a good relationship. I like Rashad a lot. He’s a good guy, a smart guy. He has lost that hunger,” White expressed following Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “He’s lost that desire and that drive and he needs to get it back, there’s no doubt about that. “Rashad used to train like a beast. Rashad never used to get tired. The only time you saw Rashad get tired was when he first came into the UFC and he fought Tito [Ortiz] in that first fight. Then after that, he turned into an absolute beast. He’s got to get it back. Because I’ll tell you what, these [expletive] Brazilian guys are hungry.” Saturday’s unanimous decision defeat was the first time Evans had been inside the Octagon since losing to bitter rival and reigning 205-pound king Jon Jones. “Suga” shocked the media earlier this week when he revealed that he considered retiring after the April setback. However, “Suga” claimed he grew sweet on MMA again during the 10-month hiatus and felt rejuvenated in beginning the next chapter of his career. According to White, the writing was already plastered all over the Octagon wall as soon as Evans uttered the “R-word.” “There you go. If that word even comes out of your mouth in this business, it’s a negative. It’s bad,” White said of Evans mentioning retirement. “The fact that he even said the R-word, it shows you right there where his head is at and what he’s thinking. “Make a few million bucks, you guys have watched the shows. You see his [expletive] house? You see the cars he drives? You see all that stuff?” Evans owns a 17-3-1 professional record, but has dropped two straight fights. He has been an eight-year UFC veteran since taking “The Ultimate Fighter 2″ tournament back in November 2005.
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Is this the moment where we realize Rashad Evans is no longer at the top of the light heavyweight division, or is this the moment where the former champion turns himself around after an unprecedented two fight losing streak and decides he’s still hungry for this game of MMA. After making a reported $300,000 for [...]
Instead of the traditional pre-fight press conference, the UFC held a special media day yesterday ahead of this weekends stacked UFC 156 fight card.
As always, UFC President Dana White made time for the media and scrummed together for some good questions.
During the scrum, White spoke about the possibility of Rashad Evans vs. Anderson Silva, Randy Couture to Bellator, the new UFC...
When former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture put pen to paper last week and joined the ranks of Spike TV, UFC President Dana White said he was happy.
Not happy as in "Good for him," happy as in "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."
As it turns out, the Las Vegas fight boss already...
Dana White might be critical of his performance, but that didn't stop the UFC from making Rashad Evans the highest paid fighter at UFC 156. In a losing effort Evans took home $300,000 (if he had won he would have earned another $210,000).
Here is the official fighter purse info for UFC 156, released from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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Dana’s first vlog for UFC 156 is a behind the scenes look at UFC on FOX 6.
No fight team had more on the line at UFC 156 than the talented Blackzilians. The squad’s top two superstars were on display: Alistair Overeem (Pictured) returned from a nine-month steroid suspension would have earned a shot at Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight crown with a win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, while Rashad Evans could have found himself in a tango with middleweight...
From backstage at UFC on FOX 6 to the UFC 156 media day and weigh-ins. Check out these videos before the fights start tonight.
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After losing another championship fight via decision where he thought he had done enough to win, a disappointed Frankie Edgar (Pictured) said it was too soon to decide whether he’d return to the lightweight division where he recently held the title or remain in the featherweight class.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) for “The Answer,” UFC president Dana White saw enough in Saturday’s...
Hear the post fight reactions from Dana White, KO of the night winner Antonio Bigfoot Silva, submission of the night winner Bobby Green and other winners of UFC 156: Aldo vs Edgar, February 2, 2013.
Big thanks to MMA H.E.A.T. and mmafighting.com for the great interviews!
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The number one contender for Anderson Silva’s middleweight championship has been a toss up for the past month or so. Many fans and critics think that the undefeated Chris Weidman should get the next shot. Then when Rashad Evans came out of the woodwork and said he wanted to fight Jones for his title, UFC President Dana White said he would have to wait until after UFC 156 to see...
Now that “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured) and the card’s featured fighters, the other notable athletes who won’t require medical attention...
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Featherweight king Jose Aldo must be wondering why these lightweights think they can beat him. After defending his crown against former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 156, Anthony Pettis (Pictured) texted UFC president Dana White and said he was willing to give up his lightweight top contender spot for a shot at “Scarface.”
Pettis finally secured an opportunity at the...
Following tonight’s UFC 156 main card keep it locked to MMASucka.com for the post-fight press conference.
Expected to meet with the media is UFC President Dana White, as well as main event fighters Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. Also in attendance will be some of the other big winners from the UFC 156 event.
The post-fight press conference will begin at approximately 10:30pm PT/1...