Rashad Evans Continues To Fend Off Retirement Talk

Rashad Evans has looked a shadow of his former self in the Octagon over the past few years, but despite racking up another loss recently he’s still not ready to call time on his career just yet.

Earlier this year, the 38-year-old Evans dropped down to middleweight in the hope that would give him a new lease of life, but it only piled on further misery for the former light-heavyweight champion, with both Daniel Kelly and Sam Alvey getting the better of him by split decision in bouts where ‘Suga’ appeared hesitant to engage.

In total that means Evans has now sunk to four losses in a row, and in a new interview Evans indicates that he couldn’t live with himself if that was the final chapter in his career.

“I can’t retire like this,” Evans told MMAfighting.com. “I would never know peace again in my life. Endless nights I would be left looking at the ceiling unable to accept reality.”

With that in mind, Evans looks set to abandon his spell at 185lbs and return to more familiar territory at 205lbs next time out.

“I have to talk that over, but I feel like at 205 I had more energy.”

Evans last victory at light-heavyweight came all the way back in 2013 when he TKO’d Chael Sonnen in the first round. However, his last outing there in April of last year saw him KO’d by Glover Teixeira in less than two minutes.

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