Rashad Evans Teases Potential Boxing Match Against Logan Paul

Published 07/02/2021, 9:59 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 21: Rashad Evans reacts after being defeated by Jon Jones in a unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has teased a potential comeback to combat sports. ‘Suga’ hasn’t competed in any form of combat sports since his UFC 225 loss to Anthony Smith in 2018. He suffered a knockout loss in the final fight of his career. The 41-year-old retired after suffering a 5 fight losing streak.

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Evans notably won The Ultimate Fighter 2 in the heavyweight division. He was also a light-heavyweight champion of the UFC at one point in his career. He retired with a professional record of 19-8. However, it seems like the legend is eyeing a comeback, potentially inside the boxing ring.

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He also has a potential opponent in mind. It’s none other than YouTuber Logan Paul. Evans explained the reason behind him wanting to fight the elder Paul brother.

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Rashad Evans says he is impressed with Logan Paul

Evans is pretty much impressed with how Paul has taken the sport of boxing seriously. He also believes that both the Paul brothers look like actual athletes.

At first when it first started happening, I was like oh my gosh, what is this, it’s a mockery of the sport,  But then it took a while for me to get but once I got it, I got it. I understood as far as when it comes down to it, these guys, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, these guys have a huge following and they’ve been following since they were knee high on Disney. So they’ve loved these guys.

“Watching these guys compete and reach the level that they’re able to reach with boxing is amazing for them. It’s everything for them,” said Evans.

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Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

I’m going to be honest. At first I thought these guys were going to go in there and not take the sport serious and just clown around and just do what they do, be a prankster about it. But they took it serious. They actually look like athletes. They look pretty good. Jake Paul looked pretty tough to be honest. Logan looked pretty decent in his last fight, too. They’re showing like they’ve got a lot of potential and I really like what they’re doing by fighting guys who are fighters but at the same time aren’t boxing guys and it gives them a chance to have somewhat a chance in the fight. It makes it interesting,” he added.

Logan last fought Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout and went the distance. His brother Jake is set to take on Tyron Woodley next. So, if a fight indeed happens, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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