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Rashad Evans Says He’s Not Worried About Fighting For His Spot at UFC 225

June 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with Antrhony Smith at UFC 225. Highlights are below:

On his place in the UFC: “I’ve been in this position for my last three fights and the last two didn’t go my way. I’ve gotten over the whole, ‘Rashad stigma’ of what Rashad can do. For me, I’m just looking to compete for me. I felt like I got so caught up in the hype of myself and what happens when you’re at the top of the sport, now you’re at the bottom. It’s all right. It’s the fear of when you’re at the top, falling and you have that whole experience of being in the position I’m in right now. Once that fear is over, you can compete.”

On the stakes of the fight: “Everybody’s like, ‘This is a do-or-die fight for me.’ It may be. It may be as far as my fighting career is concerned, but at the end of the day, there’s other things I can do. … I’m doing it right now because I enjoy it, and when I stop enjoying it then I’m going to stop. No matter if I’m at the top or at the bottom.”

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Rashad Evans, UFC 225, Jeremy Thomas