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  1. Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 co-main event

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and two-division contender Chael Sonnen will meet in the 205-pound UFC 167 co-main event on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  2. Rashad Evans refuses to fight Vitor Belfort, other teammates

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  3. Notes: White on Mitrione suspension, more

    Franklin McNeil

    NEW YORK -- The decision to lift heavyweight Matt Mitrione's suspension in less than three weeks has raised many eyebrows, so promotion president Dana White didn't hesitate to answer questions Thursday about the matter during UFC 159 media day at Mad...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Evans can't afford another loss

    Franklin McNeil

    Once in a while it is necessary to set the record straight. That moment has arrived as it relates to a comment made by former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans about his upcoming bout against Dan Henderson. The two are scheduled to meet June...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. Evans eager to overcome recent skid

    Franklin McNeil

    When Rashad Evans last stepped inside the Octagon to fight -- on Feb. 2 at UFC 156 -- he was a shadow of himself. There was very little head or foot movement, making him an easy target for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira's stiff right jab. But the slug...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. Rashad Evans to face Dan Henderson at UFC 161

    Franklin McNeil

    Two former light heavyweight champions will return to action on June 15 at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the promotion announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  7. UFC 156 proves nothing is a given in MMA

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- It's never a fighter's intent to give his opponent extra motivation, unless of course you're heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem and you just don't respect the other guy. Lack of respect is almost certain to serve as extra motivat...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  8. Aldo turns back Edgar, upset epidemic

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC 156 was turning into a showcase for upsets when featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped in the Octagon to face former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem showed no respect for Antonio Si...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  9. Notebook: 'Bigfoot' plans to stomp 'Reem

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- How big a favorite is Alistair Overeem heading into his heavyweight bout Saturday night against Antonio Silva? UFC president Dana White revealed Thursday that promotion officials have already begun plans for Overeem to face champion Cain...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  10. Rashad Evans may get Anderson Silva fight with win vs. Antonio Ro...

    Franklin McNeil

    A victory Saturday night at UFC 156 could land former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans a title shot -- at middleweight -- promotion president Dana White said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  11. Teixeira has big plans for UFC takeover

    Franklin McNeil

    First Quinton "Rampage" Jackson pulled out due to injury, then Rashad Evans said no, citing lack of preparation time. Whatever the reasons, real or imagined, there is a perception brewing that UFC light heavyweights want nothing to do with Glov...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. Rashad Evans rejected offer to face Glover Teixeira in UFC 153

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans revealed Sunday that he turned down an offer to fight highly touted Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  13. Ex-UFC champ Rashad Evans wants December return

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told on Friday that he plans to return to action in December.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  14. UFC 152 starts healing process for Jones

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- For the past month, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has taken a verbal beating of the likes never seen in mixed martial arts. He's experienced the wrath of UFC president Dana White, fellow fighters and a significant portion of fan...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  15. Jones: For the record, Henderson will fall

    Franklin McNeil

    There was a time, not so long ago, when Jon Jones associated becoming UFC light heavyweight champion with making it as a mixed martial artist. Reaching the 205-pound mountaintop was motivation enough for Jones, who spent hours in the gym sparring,...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  16. Sonnen won't trap Jones with verbal taunts

    Franklin McNeil

    Former middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen didn't just reveal on Tuesday his intention to return to light heavyweight and face Forrest Griffin on Dec. 29, he took it a step further. Sonnen felt obliged to express his main reason for doing so: ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012