Evans (19-8-1 MMA) withdrew from mixed martial arts in June of 2018, after losing to Anthony Smith in the first round by knockout. Suga had previously lost to Sam Alvey, Daniel Kelly, Glover Teixeira, and Ryan Bader, making it his fifth consecutive defeat.
Rashad Evans is making a comeback to combat sports, despite not having won a fight since a TKO victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in November of 2013.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the former UFC light heavyweight champion is already in talks with potential opponents Logan Paul and Roy Jones Jr.
“Rashad Evans is coming out of retirement, per his manager Ali Abdelaziz. Discussions are already underway for his return. Not surprising, considering the climate of combat sports right now. Targeted opponents include Logan Paul and Roy Jones.” – Okamoto reported on Twitter.
Rashad Evans, 41, has not yet issued a public statement announcing his return.
Logan Paul (0-1) most recently battled in an exhibition match with Floyd Mayweather, going the full eight rounds with the boxing superstar.
Meanwhile, Roy Jones Jr. hasn’t stepped inside a boxing ring since his exhibition bout with fellow legend Mike Tyson in 2020.
Rashad Evans has serious knockout power, as seen by his one-punch knockout of Chuck Liddell at UFC 88. That said, it would be interesting to watch how his stand-up would fare against the likes of Roy Jones Jr., a boxing legend.