As long as Rashad Evans is pondering the idea of moving down to middleweight to challenge Anderson Silva, we'd better help him along in the process.
Right now, after dropping a championship bout to Jon Jones, Evans has been bumped to the back of the title-contending line.
With budding threats like Alexander Gustafsson and Ryan Bader climbing the divisional ranks, alongside already prominent ex-champions such as Mauricio Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida, it seems as if Evans will have to wait at least a year before a rematch with Jones is even discussed.
Keeping that in mind, it makes sense for him to drop down to 185, assuming he commands his strength and cardio, and challenge the G.O.A.T. for the championship.
Now I know Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping, Tim Boetsch, Brian Stann and Hector Lombard are all worthy middleweight contenders, but those guys don't even compare when matched up against someone like Evans.