Host of UFC fighters pay tribute to Hall of Fame inductee Rashad Evans
Former UFC Light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC' Hall of Fame.
Evans will enter the UFC Hall of Fame as a member of the Modern Wing, joining Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015), Urijah Faber (2017), Ronda Rousey (2018) and Michael Bisping (2019).
The “Modern Era” category includes athletes who turned pro on or after November 17, 2000 (when the unified rules of mixed martial arts were adopted), are a minimum age of 35, or have been retired for one year or more.
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UFC President Dana White said that he couldn't be prouder of Evans and that it's been fun to see him make the transition from fighter to coach.
“Rashad and I have been close since season two of The Ultimate Fighter and we’ve had an amazing relationship,” UFC President Dana White said.
“It has been fun to see him succeed and grow as a fighter, become a world champion and then a respected coach for up and coming fighters, and then to see him retire last year. I love to see him still involved with UFC. I couldn’t be prouder of Rashad than I am right now with him being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.”
Evans compiled a professional record of 24-8-1 (14-8-1, UFC), which included wins over Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz, Quinton Jackson and Michael Bisping.