Earlier this week, it was reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is interested in becoming a pro wrestler and even reached out to WWE about a possible job with the promotion. In an exclusive interview with MMAMania.com, Evans set the record straight.
“If I ever did anything like that, it would be after I finished fighting, and I’m not gonna (sic) be done fighting for at least four years,” Evans said.
Evans turns 35 years old in September, which means he’d be pushing 40 by the time he’d be seriously considering joining WWE. That said, Evans says it all comes down to money and acknowledged that WWE would be harder on his body than UFC.
“I had a million people asking me if I was retiring for wrestling, but honestly speaking, if I didn’t get seriously paid to do it I wouldn’t do it,” Evans said. “I think it would be disrespectful to my legacy in the UFC if I didn’t do a deal that would make sense where I got paid! Besides, that s**t is harder on my body than fighting.”
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