Rashad Evans failed in his bid for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight championship last night. And though he performed better against the champ than any of his previous opponents, Evans still came up short, just like the rest.
At last night’s post-fight press conference, Evans honestly assessed his performance.
“I don’t think I did a good job,” Evans admitted. “I didn’t do the things I trained to do. It’s something that I wish I had back. There were a couple of moments in the fight that I feel I could have taken advantage of, some situations. But, I didn’t do it. It was my mental block and I didn’t go out there and perform the way I wanted to.”
The fight was Evans’ second bid for the title, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be turning tail for the middleweight division. Suga is a light heavyweight, one of the best in the world, and he’s got his sights set on getting back to the title.
“Nah, I’m a 205-pounder,” he said when asked if he’d consider moving to 185. “I’ve only lost twice and, you know, I lost to some good competitors. I mean, it’d be nice if I won all my fights, but it don’t happen like that sometimes. But, if an opportunity happens at 185 then I’ll take it. But, I like 205. I feel I can work my way back up and to another title shot.”