Rashad Evans’ boxing coach, Mike Winkeljohn, was the one who sharpened up his striking which was evident when he blasted Chuck Liddell’s jaw at UFC 88. With the Evans camp looking at a title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, Winkeljohn feels that Evans will be too much for Griffin.
“If I were Forrest, I would be a little scared right now.” Winkeljohn told FightHype.com.
“He’s got tree trunk legs. He looks small, but he’s a running back. We’re doing sprints up the Alps and working on explosive things and he gets so much power from his legs.” Winkeljohn continued.
While Griffin would obviously have a massive height advantage over Evans, it’s clear that Evans has the athletic advantage. One thing that Winkeljohn admits that they must look out for is Griffin’s massive heart. “The thing with Forrest is if he’s not the toughest, he’s one of the toughest fighters out there. That man will walk through fire to get the job done.”