as mentioned in When he did return, he ran into a red-hot Ryan Bader, who wisely wrestled a decision away from Evans at UFC 192 in Houston.
Evans suffered a knee injury that sidelined him indefinitely and took him out of the championship mix.
“It’s been a long process and the biggest part of going through this whole process was not giving up on myself,” said Evans.
“Moreover, I get to go in here and do what I do and express myself in this way.
“So for Bruce to announce that on Saturday is going to be an amazing thing.”Follow E. Spencer Kyte on social media @spencerkyte
as mentioned in For more on UFC 209, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.
Heading into UFC 209, he’s wasn’t in the top 15 of the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, nor was he in the top 15 of the official UFC rankings.
Related: UFC 209 video highlights: Daniel Kelly vs. Rashad EvansEvans, who was as much as a 3-1 favorite heading into the bout, has now lost three straight fights and five of his past seven.
LAS VEGAS – Daniel Kelly said he’s not really in a position to tell another fighter he should retire.
“No, no – he doesn’t need to be done yet,” said Kelly, who turns 40 later this year.
UFC 209: Rashad Evans vs Dan Kelly
as mentioned in — FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) March 5, 2017Dan Kelly moves to 6-1 in the UFC with a split decision win over Rashad Evans.
“It means the world to me to fight someone like Rashad Evans,” Kelly said.
That includes a split decision win over former light heavyweight champion and UFC royalty Rashad Evans at UFC 209 on Sunday — a victory which had the entire MMA world talking.
VideoImage Aussie spoils legend’s return 1:03 UFC: Australian Dan Kelly and former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans faced-off in a scintillating middleweight battle at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, with the pair trading blows in a fight that went the distance.
HE’S the grey-haired Aussie legend with a bit of a Dad bod — and now Dan Kelly is an unlikely new fan favourite in the UFC.
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