Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Neither was Chael Sonnen.
But that didn't stop him from buckling Anderson on the feet and beating him down for 23 minutes and winning 5 out of 7 rounds against him. Take into account that Rashad has more power, is faster and has better wrestling, the only real question mark would be if he can handle cutting to 185.
And Chael Sonnen didn't beat Anderson Silva, he got finished in the fifth round of the first fight and finished in the second round of the rematch.
Like I said, Anderson is on a different planet when compared to guys like Rashad. Rashad is an upper tier fighter for sure, but Anderson holds Jedi status. It takes Anderson a millisecond to find an opening that other humans beings simply can't see and instantly finish a fight.
If you lock Rashad in a cage with Anderson for twenty-five minutes, there's an extremely likely probability of Anderson finding his "moment" and instantly brutalising Evans without any one seeing it coming.