Rashad Evans Bio, Net worth and other facts you need to know

Rashad Evans is a household name in mixed martial arts. He is a former UFC lightweight champion and goes by the nickname “Suga”. He is known for his mental strength and physical techniques. He is also said to be one of the best lightweight fighters in the UFC promotion. Read this article to learn about his professional life and other interesting facts about him.

Rashad Evans’ Organic

Rashad Anton Evans was born on September 25, 1979, in Niagara Falls, New York, New York. He is a former American martial artist. His mother is named Shirley Ann Evans and he also has an older brother called Lance Evans. Rashad Evans was educated in high school at Niagara Wheatfield High School, where he became the all-state wrestler and later joined the Community College wrestling program.

He entered the National Junior College Athletic National Association Championships where he finished in fourth place. Evans also attended Michigan State University in Niagara County where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. in psychology in 2003 and competed for Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference.

Rashad Evans first interest during his childhood days was in playing football but then he decided to put more interest in wrestling which led him to join his college wrestling team. He has a black belt in Ganidojutsu and studied karate as a child. His trainer spotted his impressive wrestling ability, which helped train him even harder. Evans was able to compete internationally through good training and hard work.

As a child, he liked to fight because he grew up in a poor neighborhood where it was normal to fight and most of the time fought with his brother. He once worked in the security department of a hospital before his career in mixed martial arts (MMA).

UFC Pro Career

Rashad Evans began his professional career inIn 2003/2004 he joined the TV show “Ultimate Fighter”. The show allows him to become very popular. Prior to his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, Evans decided to lose weight, stating that he would have better luck if he lost weight and could compete in the lightweight division.

In 2004, Rashad Evans competed in five professional mixed martial arts bouts of which he won all five bouts, resulting in him being selected as one of nine heavyweights to compete in ‘Ultimate Fighter 2’. He qualified for the final of the show.

Dropped by the UFC lightweight, his first fight was in April 2006 and it was against Sam Hoger who was a semifinalist in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter and Evans was able to earn a split decision win. This was followed by wins over Stephan Bonnar, Jason Lambert, Sean Salmon, Michael Bisping, Chuck Liddell and a draw against UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.

In December 2008, Evans faced light heavyweight champion Forest Griffin in a title fight and at the end of the fight, he emerged victorious and became the new UFC light heavyweight champion. On January 1, 2009, Evans was honored with Light Heavyweight Champion Day by Rashad Evans in his hometown of Niagara County, New York.

The fighter has won many awards during his career as a wrestler such as Gladiator Challenge, Knockout of the Night, Sherdog Fighter of the Year and many more. He also appeared in a Microsoft commercial and was a regular commentator on ESPN’s “MMA Live.” He also made an appearance on the Spike TV series “Deadliest Warrior”. Evans was the winner of the second season of Spike’s Ultimate Fighter mixed martial arts reality. spectacle.

On June 25 , 2018, Rashad Evans announced his retirement from MMA on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Series, saying he can’t continue to fool himself after over 14 years of wrestling. He had lost his last five fights. The former light-heavyweight champion said he didn’t want to come out a loser and that life needed him for something else, even though he didn’t feel satisfied with the end of his career. He said the latest results proved he needed to move on.

What is his net worth?

Having had a wrestling career that spanned 14 years, he amassed a fortune that will serve him in his retirement. According to Forbes, the mixed martial arts veteran’s net worth is estimated at $8.5 million.

Family – Married, Wife, Children

Rashad Evans is a divorced woman. He was married to LaToya Evans in 2007 before their divorce in 2012. The marriage produced two children – a girl and a boy – named Nia Evans and Rashad Anton Evans Jr. However, Evans already had a daughter (Tahja Evans) by one and he is said to have had a son in 2015, bringing the number of his children to four.

Other facts to know about Rashad Evans

In 2005, he became a member of the Michigan State wrestling team, where he was a volunteer assistant coach.

Rashad Evans has also played football, both as a running back and as a safety guard.

His older brother, Lance, had also made an appearance in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

Not one to boast of a good height, Evans is 1.8m (5ft 11in) tall.

He entered The Ultimate Fighter Show as the shortest and second lightest of the contenders, but still made it to the finals.

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