Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/4/13
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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 ...
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