Rashad Evans: I’m Going To Destroy Tito Ortiz


“Everybody wants to be where I’m at. I want to be fighting for the belt and they want to be fighting for the belt. So when you get to this position, it’s a dog eats dog world. Everybody wants to be the top dog. And no matter who I go against, they’re always going to try to come and try to get at me.

“I think Tito’s going to try to get me down. I think he’ll try to get me down, put me on my back, do a little bit of ground and pound. That was his game plan in the first fight and I think he’s going to try to do it again this fight but I’m not a puppy anymore. I’m a big dog in the game now. It’s not going to be the same.

“I’m that much faster than him. As long as I keep my movement going and keep using my speed, I think that he should be a couple steps behind me. He’s going to be making a mistake even stepping into the cage with me, let alone try and stand with me.

“I’m confident no matter where this fight goes, I’m going to destroy him. There’s no doubt in my mind I will defeat Tito Ortiz. That I know for sure. As sure as my next breath, I’m going to defeat Tito Ortiz.”

[HT: The Underground]

Tags: MMA Rashad Evans Rashad Evans Vs Tito Ortiz Tito Ortiz UFC Ufc 133

  • anica22anica

    @CagePages hope u kick his ass

  • anica22anica

    @CagePages hope u kick his ass

  • James Stenbeck

    What makes everybody think that Rashad is going to win when Tito beat him the first time in everything but name, and vastly outperformed him against the best common opponent they have both faced in Lyoto Machida? Plus Rashad will have not fought in 15 months while Tito has to be in great shape coming off a five-week turnaround, and Rashad has left the camp that built him into what he became, and his new camp is now on the verge of falling apart with the defection of Bigfoot Silva?

    Tito should literally be favored to win this fight – and he will win it.

  • James Stenbeck

    What makes everybody think that Rashad is going to win when Tito beat him the first time in everything but name, and vastly outperformed him against the best common opponent they have both faced in Lyoto Machida? Plus Rashad will have not fought in 15 months while Tito has to be in great shape coming off a five-week turnaround, and Rashad has left the camp that built him into what he became, and his new camp is now on the verge of falling apart with the defection of Bigfoot Silva?

    Tito should literally be favored to win this fight – and he will win it.

  • James Stenbeck

    What makes everybody think that Rashad is going to win when Tito beat him the first time in everything but name, and vastly outperformed him against the best common opponent they have both faced in Lyoto Machida? Plus Rashad will have not fought in 15 months while Tito has to be in great shape coming off a five-week turnaround, and Rashad has left the camp that built him into what he became, and his new camp is now on the verge of falling apart with the defection of Bigfoot Silva?

    Tito should literally be favored to win this fight – and he will win it.

  • imperialathlete

    @James Stenbeck

    First Rashad is a very different person/Fighter…he is bigger, stronger and faster…He is a new fighter…tito is no joke…i happen to be a fan…just dont see him having what it takes for rashad right now…Bigfoot did not defect…lol..he went to Team Nogeira to be with big heavyweights…he will be back at Imperial when he is back at florida…we dont keep other camps away, we invite them in, and we encourage our fighters to go to different places for different training,,,it is good! a poor article was written ny one of bigfoots friends without Bigfoot knowing…Imperial is a up and coming camp with many top pro fighters…we are not the biggest…but, we are mom and pop facility with all the bells and whistles…I have learned to never predict fights anymore…its a fight and anything can happen…Rashad is due…and he is ready…Thanks !

  • imperialathlete

    @James Stenbeck

    First Rashad is a very different person/Fighter…he is bigger, stronger and faster…He is a new fighter…tito is no joke…i happen to be a fan…just dont see him having what it takes for rashad right now…Bigfoot did not defect…lol..he went to Team Nogeira to be with big heavyweights…he will be back at Imperial when he is back at florida…we dont keep other camps away, we invite them in, and we encourage our fighters to go to different places for different training,,,it is good! a poor article was written ny one of bigfoots friends without Bigfoot knowing…Imperial is a up and coming camp with many top pro fighters…we are not the biggest…but, we are mom and pop facility with all the bells and whistles…I have learned to never predict fights anymore…its a fight and anything can happen…Rashad is due…and he is ready…Thanks !

  • imperialathlete

    @James Stenbeck

    First Rashad is a very different person/Fighter…he is bigger, stronger and faster…He is a new fighter…tito is no joke…i happen to be a fan…just dont see him having what it takes for rashad right now…Bigfoot did not defect…lol..he went to Team Nogeira to be with big heavyweights…he will be back at Imperial when he is back at florida…we dont keep other camps away, we invite them in, and we encourage our fighters to go to different places for different training,,,it is good! a poor article was written ny one of bigfoots friends without Bigfoot knowing…Imperial is a up and coming camp with many top pro fighters…we are not the biggest…but, we are mom and pop facility with all the bells and whistles…I have learned to never predict fights anymore…its a fight and anything can happen…Rashad is due…and he is ready…Thanks !