Ryan Bader not sure if injury prone Rashad Evan’s will make it to UFC 192 “Honestly, I’m surprised if he shows up.” “If you see pictures of Rashad recently he looks like DC. So he’s gotta worry about himself in camp. [He’s] gotta worry about getting down to weight first.”
Ryan Bader came on Submission Radio this week leading into his UFC 192 fight with Rashad Evans.
While the news is old Bader discussed his surprise at being passed over for a title shot against Daniel Cormier “I was just surprised pretty much. He was coming off a loss – not even a loss, a knock out loss to the guy that just lost for the champion in Anthony Johnson.” Discussing a phone call he had with Dana White trying to plead his case for the title shot Bader explained how it went down “I did pick up the phone and call Dana and just asked him, like I said, plead my case and gave him what I thought and told him that if there was any reservations about [my] fighting style or anything, that I’m gonna go out there and try to take that belt and try to finish the guy in front of me and all that kind of stuff, and he just said that they were going with Gustafsson and if I get through Rashad [Evans] he doesn’t really see being able to deny me not getting a title shot. So that’s where it stood and I tried to have him reconsider, but their mind was pretty much set on that. So just moving forward it’s Rashad. That’s it. The past is the past. I’ll catch up to those guys later, hopefully after this fight.” So since Ryan was on the phone to Dana did it he promise him a title shot if he beats Rashad at UFC 192? According to Bader there is no such thing as a guaranteed title shot in the UFC “It was more along the lines of ‘nobody can kind of deny that you deserve it’. So there’s no…nowadays there really is no guaranteed title shot, “you have the guaranteed title shot next”, there’s none of that. So we can get hurt or what not when they have the match up ready to go and something happens to the other guy, you never know. So it’s all about – you know it’s real cliché and everything – but it’s all about the one in front of you. You just keep knocking them down, sooner or later you’re going to get your shot.” Continue reading Ryan Bader not sure if injury prone Rashad Evan’s will make it to UFC 192