Heavy.com captures real-time emotion as Rashad Evans finds out about the fight change from Lyoto Machida to Tito Ortiz. A happy Evans then cuts a series of pro wrestling promos on Ortiz, one in which he predicts a four minute victory at UFC 133 in Philadelphia.
Evans is disappointed when he finds out that Machida declines the fight, thinking his camp was all for nothing. Evans then starts talking about the possibilities of fighting Rampage Jackson or Bones Jones instead. Yet he is delighted and surprised when his manager informs him that Tito Ortiz is in for UFC 133.
This is really a great video. Evans is tremendous as he cuts a couple of promos that would rival most of what WWE fans see on Monday and Friday nights. Of course that should be no surprise since Rashad Evans is an admittedly big pro wrestling fan, specifically a big “Macho Man” Randy Savage fan. Evans cuts promos on the time of the fight and feeling disrespected from Ortiz for accepting on short notice.
There isn’t a whole lot to take away from this video as far as making a fight prediction. One thing that is notable is Evans talking about how the UFC now has to re-tape segments for the future countdown special now that Ortiz is officially in. Evans talks briefly about how it disrupts his camp now having to redo everything for the UFC cameras.
Check out the video and follow Heavy as they document Evans along the road to UFC 133. The UFC also just released the official fight trailer. If these videos don’t get you pumped for Ortiz vs. Evans 2, I don’t know what will.
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