Has Rashad Evans Lost His Drive?


Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans has lost back-to-back fights leading UFC president Dana White to believe the former light heavyweight champion has lost his drive.

“He has lost that hunger.  He has lost that desire and that drive,” said White after Evans’ recent loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156.  “And he needs to get it back.  He needs to get hungry again.

“He needs to get the fire back.  He doesn’t have the fire.  He needs to get it.”

Evans won the second season of The Ultimate Fighter as a heavyweight.  He immediately dropped down to his more comfortable weight class and went on to win the 205-pound title.  Evans eventually returned to The Ultimate Fighter as a coach in the series’ tenth season coaching opposite Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

White feels there’s been a change in the former titleholder.

“Rashad used to train like a beast.  Rashad never used to get tired.  The only time you saw Rashad get tired was when he first came into the UFC and he fought Tito (Ortiz) that first fight.  After that, he turned into an absolute beast,” said White.

Evans has lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career.  Winning his next bout is crucial.

“He has to get it back,” declared White.

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