Rashad Evans is coming off a disappointing loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but the former light-heavyweight champion is still looking for a big fight next time out and already has an opponent in mind – Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.
“It would be a great fight and something to see. ‘Shogun’, where you at? Call your manager, call Dana White. It’s on,” Evans stated during Fuel TV’s coverage of UFC 157 at the weekend.
Like Evans, ‘Shogun’ is also coming off a loss, in his case to Alexander Gustafsson back in December and he’s currently doesn’t have another fight scheduled so this makes match-up a lot of sense.
It’d be a risky fight for both men though as each has currently won just one of their last three fights and another defeat would push them entirely out of the title picture and could bring about talk of retirement.