At UFC 167, Rashad Evans knocked out friend and fellow light heavyweight Chael Sonnen in the first round. Then, he took a shower, went upstairs and broke down his own highlight for the TV cameras.
Evans, who along with Sonnen works as an analyst for various UFC programming on Fox Sports, took the fight to the fence, then to the ground, then to the side of Sonnen's head in earning the TKO win at 4:05 of the first round.
The pivotal moment came when Evans landed a takedown about halfway through the round. From inside Sonnen's guard, Evans landed an elbow that hurt Sonnen. Sonnen subsequently gave up his back. Evans took back mount and landed huge lefts and rights to either side of Sonnen's head as Sonnen attempted in vain to cover up.
The win puts the 34-year-old Evans at 19-3-1 overall and as a winner in his last two contests. The win was an important shot in the arm for Evans, who had lost two in a row prior to his current streak. His previous win, a decision over Dan Henderson, was considered by many to be a fairly lackluster effort by both parties.
For his part, Sonnen at least appears to have a solid fighting future mapped out, despite the bad loss Saturday night. The UFC announced last month that Sonnen will coach opposite long-time rival Wanderlei Silva on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
A polarizing figure in the fight world, Sonnen is a gifted talker any way you slice it and as such has a solid future in broadcasting regardless of how long he wishes to keep fighting. Sonnen, 36, is 29-14-1 overall, with a 6-5 mark in the UFC Octagon.
Check out video highlights of the fight—narrated in part by Evans himself—courtesy of our friends at Fox Sports.