Former Michigan State Spartan wrestler “Sugar” Rashad Evans has finally earned his shot at the title again.
After winning the belt in 2008 against Forrest Griffin, Evans lost it in his next fight against Lyoto Machida.
It was no easy task on the road back to the belt for Evans. He defeated Thiago Silva, and Rampage Jackson. After the Jackson fight Evans earned a title shot against Shogun Rua. Rua however would hurt his knee, forcing Evans to wait almost a year for his shot. A few weeks before the title bout Evans himself hurt his knee forcing him to miss his opportunity.
One of Evans best friends and training partners took the title shot himself. Jon Jones.
Jones has since then dominated the division while Evans has had to sit back and watch his former friend wear the belt. Evans left his training camp and has feuded publicly with Jones over the last year because of it.