MMA: 6 Fighters Whose Careers Were Ruined by Grudge Match Losses

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MMA: 6 Fighters Whose Careers Were Ruined by Grudge Match Losses
Is this "in the cards" for Rashad Evans? (Image by JP Smith)

Two months ago, one of the most anticipated grudge matches in mixed martial arts for quite some time went down—Jon Jones retained his UFC light heavyweight title with an emphatic, unanimous-decision victory over his former teammate at Greg Jackson's camp, Rashad Evans, at UFC 145 in Atlanta.

Can Evans recover—or will Jones prove to have stolen his soul, as the cliche goes?

The following synopsis of what has befallen six other recent losers of UFC grudge matches presents a picture that does not bode well at all for Evans.

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