Rashad Evans Rejects Fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC 143 Due To Short Notice
UFC 153 is scheduled to take place this October 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC President Dana White confirmed last weekend that Rashad Evans has rejected the spur-of-the-moment chance to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 153. Evans has explained through his Twitter account, why he turned down the planned match.
“I will fight anybody with the proper notice.. But after 8yrs with the UFC & being one of their top earners. Y would I take a bad fight?! Bad fight meaning not being in shape. Losing is hard enough but I will never serve myself up! If I’m haven’t been training I won’t fight!I know alot of u fans may not realize but I don’t walk around ready 2 fight. No one does. In this sport it takes at least 8wks 2 b ready! Fighting another person is much harder than most ppl think & if im not training it takes time 2 get ready. There r no easy fights! “ Evans said.
Evans last fought at UFC 145, where he lost to his nemesis, Jon Jones, via a unanimous decision.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was originally set to face Teixeira at the main event of UFC 153. However, Jackson was forced to pull out from their scheduled bout due to an injury. A number of fighters who were picked to replace Jackson has turned down the opportunity. Only Fabio Maldonado, stepped up and accepted the challenge.
UFC 153 is set to be held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13.View Article Source »