After 14 years in the sport of mixed martial arts, Rashad Evans has announced that he has officially retired from competition.
Evans made the announcement this afternoon as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN.
Evans’ career accomplishments include winning season two of The Ultimate Fighter as a heavyweight and defeating Forrest Griffin for the light heavyweight championship at UFC 92.
Evans is one of the few fighters to eclipse the 1 million PPV buy mark twice in his career. The first time came against Griffin at UFC 92 while the second would come at UFC 114 against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. He revealed that the most memorable moment of his career was his iconic knockout of Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 that would ultimately earn him his world title shot.
The career of ‘Suga’ came to an end in Chicago where he would return to light heavyweight against Anthony Smith. Evans was knocked out in just 53 seconds, marking his fifth consecutive loss inside of the Octagon.
The Michigan State NCAA D-1 Wrestler finishes his pro MMA career with a record of 19-8-1 with 7 KO’s including finishes of Liddell, Griffin, Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen.