Rashad Evans Thinks Matt Hughes Turned Fans Against Him

UFC 133 main eventer and former Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans talks to UFC.com about how he is seen by the MMA fans.

“I think sometimes that once the fans have their mind made up about you, that’s it, and I think a lot of it comes from that Matt Hughes thing (during season two of The Ultimate Fighter), where he said I was cocky and that I like to showboat, and I think that stigma has followed me. No matter what I do, they see my personality as concrete, and there’s no changing it for a lot of people. A lot of people are very lazy with their opinions, and once their mind is made up one way, they either refuse or it’s very hard for them to go another way. But I take the good with the bad, and the good thing is this – I’ve never met a fan that didn’t like me.”

Much like Tito Ortiz and Fedor Emelianenko…Rashad Evans has always been one of those fighters that divide the fans, and it seems Evans has made his peace with that fact. We will get to see the fans reaction when Evans fights at UFC 133 against top prospect Phil Davis.

Published on July 7, 2011 at 12:00 am
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