Fresh off a hard fought victory at UFC 161, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was already thinking of his next possible opponent. Evans made it clear that Glover Teixeira was in his sights after Teixeira stated he wanted the winner of tonight’s main event between Evans and Dan Henderson.
Evans stated on the UFC Tonight post-fight show:
“I heard Glover Teixeira wanted the winner. I’m not turning anyone down.”
A fight between the two fighters makes sense for many reasons, with the main being that a victory for either fighter aides them in their quest for the UFC light heavyweight belt currently held by Jon Jones. If both are healthy, it is possible the bout could land on UFC 165 if the promotion continues their practice of stacking high profile divisional bouts underneath title fights in the same division.