UFC 92 Forrest Griffin (16-4-0) vs. Rashad Evans (16-0-1) Betting Odds: The UFC light-heavyweight championship will be on the line when these “The Ultimate Fighter ” winners face off in tonight’s “UFC 92: The Best of 2008” main event live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, NV. Reigning UFC champion Forrest Griffin, winner of TUF’s Season 1, versus No. 1 contender Rashad Evans, winner of TUF’s Season 2, promises to be a great fight between two hungry, committed fighters.
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In a recent interview, the challenger recalls watching Griffin on the UFC’s reality TV show/farm system. “He was funny and he made me laugh,” Evans said of Griffin. “I could tell he could definitely get down, but he seemed to be sloppy and it looked like he had a lot of holes. But give it to him. As I watched him fight by fight after that, he kept progressing. I said to myself, ‘Damn, Forrest is looking nice, man.’ After his second fight with Stephan Bonnar, he was a different guy. His standup was so clean.”
Evans then landed a spot on the show’s second season. Ironically, “Sugar” was measured with the same stick: “When you’re in the season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ you meet these guys and you spend a little time with them and you see them train and you see them fight,” UFC President Dana White said. “I thought Rashad didn’t have that drive, that dog inside of him, that he was going to push it hard. He proved me wrong. He proved everybody wrong. I think a lot of people felt that way. That’s why he had more fights than anybody in ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ He seemed like an easy target. Guys wanted to fight him.”
Much like in the case of Griffin, a lot has changed since Rashad Evans appearance on the show, putting together an impeccable MMA record, yet to be tained by an "L". “Really, this sport is all about testing yourself and pushing yourself and fighting the best,” Evans said. “The belt is just an inanimate object. It will be nice to say I had it, but it’s not really what I’m doing this for.
“This is a test, a major test, because Forrest has proven he’s the man. When you beat the guys he’s beaten, you are the man, without a doubt. I’ve always said I wanted to fight the best, and that’s Forrest Griffin right now. Everyone is making a big deal about the fight and coming up to me and saying, ‘Man, you’re going to kick Forrest’s ass,’ but that’s not what it is about to me.”