I think people are greatly underestimating what it will take for Rashad to get to 185 in optimal condition.
- Rashad comes in fight night at around 218, cutting 13 pounds.
- Assuming he wants to cut only 13 lb @ MW he would need to come in at 198(lets say an even 200).
Muscle Mass needs to come off in a SLOW, controlled manner, otherwise you risk losing too much and in all the wrong areas.
REALISTICALLY, without 5 months off-time you wont be seeing a 100% Rashad Evans at 185.