Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans is currently out of action with a knee injury and has been for a year now. Evans recently spoke with MMA Junkie about why he did not walk away from MMA when he tore his ACL.
“I think as an athlete or anybody in life, you always have to ask yourself the question: Why? If you ask yourself the question, ‘Why you do anything,’ it always brings you back to the beginning, and that’s a very humbling experience.”
Evans last appearance in the octagon came back in 2013 at UFC 167 against Chael Sonnen where he beat the former middleweight contender in the first round by TKO.
Why did I start fighting? Why do I like to train? Why do I like this? Why do I do this instead of something else? Then when you ask yourself the question why, and you answer honestly, you seem to get the pureness out of yourself. You seem to get the answers and like, ‘This is why I do it.’ And it kind of reignites whatever you lost.”
Evans currently holds a 19-3-1 pro MMA record.
The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion stated in a recent interview that he hopes to return later this year.