After winning the The Ultimate Fighter season 2 finale against Brad Imes many still doubted the work ethic of Rashad Evans.
Even Matt Hughes, the opposing coach of Rich Franklin, just did not see pure potential but did see him as a cocky fighter.
Rashad would look to hush up the doubters and even impress and change the opinion of White and Hughes. He would string together a very impressive highlight reel of fights with devastating finishes!
He (Evans) hit a road bump in a heck of a battle with Tito Oritz but did not let this slow him down.
He would go on and win and prove that he belongs in the top ranks of the Light Heavyweight division... with impressive wins over Liddell and Griffin by T(KO).
After claiming the belt against Griffin in a convincing win he had to pass another stacked test against another undefeated fighter Lyoto Machida.
Machida's quickness and unique fighting style would prove to be too much for Evans as he would be KO'd in Round Two of the fight.
To rebound, Evans would be pitted against another fighter who wanted to reclaim the belt, Rampage Jackson. They would coach as rivals on the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.
The fight would fall through as Rampage decided to retire and shoot the A-Team movie.
So Evans would go against another fighter looking to seek revenge against the man who gave him his first loss, Lyoto Machida... Evans would now face Thaigo Silva who is a deadly knockout artist.
Evans would return to his wrestling ways as he decided to be at top again he would have to be versatile rather then depend on his quick hands and speed.
That decision would be a great one as he would beat Thiago by uniamous decision.
But Evans would set his attention back on Jackson as he had decided return and the most anticipated bout was set. Many doubted Evans chances but Evans thought otherwise.
He (Evans) would step up his training program with Olympic style sessions which would boost his cardio and technique.
Rampage was not fully prepared for this new fueled Rashad Evans as Evans pulled off the win with dominating fashion.
After Maurico "Shogun" Rua shocked everyone by knocking out Lyoto Machida and putting a pause on the "Machida Era." It was now set for Evans to be next in line.
Evans is now hungrier than ever to prove that he is the top guy in the 205 division and he is looking to start that off by reclaiming the belt.