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Rashad Evans Risks Title Shot at UFC 133

Written on April 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to the newly arranged light heavyweight bout for UFC 133, Rashad Evans risks his chance for a title shot against Jon Jones should he lose versus Phil Davis.

Due to a torn ligament in his right hand, light heavyweight champion – – was sidelined for up to six months. That said, up and coming prospect, , was tapped to face at the forthcoming .

UFC President, , praised Phil Davis’ decision but did not make any promises for a title shot in case the fighter wins the match. Rashad Evans, on the other hand, definitely risks his standing in the light heavyweight title picture should he come out defeated at UFC 133. However, said that it is MMA’s harsh reality.

“You get in these positions. Look at Dos Santos. Dos Santos was next in line for the title. There’s an injury, and he jumps out and fights Brock Lesnar. He could lose and lose that spot. And if he lost, yeah, Rashad could lose that spot, (too).”

Fortunately, Rashad Evans can still earn his shot back against Jon Jones if he wins at the August 6 event. Regardless, Dana White hopes that the new match-up can prove a lesson to aspiring fighters.

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