Former UFC light heavyweight champion, and current No. 1 contender, “Suga” Rashad Evans was on hand at Thursday’s unveiling of the new television partnership between the UFC and the Fox family of networks.
Like other fighters in attendance, Evans was excited for the new deal, and for primarily the same reason: credibility. While mixed martial arts fans and those in the industry already have respect for the fight, signing on with Fox, the UFC immediately elevates its fighters in the minds of the public at large to the same level as NFL player, Major League Baseball, and other professional athletes.
MMAWeekly.com‘s Erik Fontanez spoke with Evans on Thursday, discussing not only the significance of the UFC on Fox TV deal, but also his career, his recent fight with Tito Ortiz, and his thoughts on Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and more…