Rashad Evans leaves UFC, planning MMA comeback!

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is contemplating a comeback to MMA - Outside of the UFC

It’s been over a year since we last saw former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans compete in the octagon. In that bout at UFC 225, Evans was brutally knocked out by Anthony Smith, and the former champion retired shortly after. It has been shown time and time again, however, that MMA retirements seldom, and now Evans may very well make a comeback to the sport.

In new reports from ESPN, it was revealed that the UFC and Evans parted ways, and that the former UFC title holder is now considering a return to MMA outside of the UFC.

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“I changed my diet after I retired, and it’s drastically changed my body and how I feel,” Evans told ESPN. “I’m definitely heavily thinking about coming back.

“I just felt, when it came down to it, I want to make some money in this comeback, and I didn’t know if the UFC was interested. They’re focused on something different. I don’t think they’re into bringing back the older fighters who have retired. They’re into what’s next, what’s new.”

As of now it’s uncertain when or in which promotion Evans will comeback to. Many former UFC fighters such as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida have signed rival promotion Bellator in the last years.

After two wins in 2013, including a TKO win over Chael Sonnen, Evans lost a unanimous decision to Ryan Bader. That loss sparked a five fight losing streak, that included a brutal KO loss to Glover Teixeira.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com

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