If Rashad Evans loses his next fight and doesn't retire, will the UFC cut him?

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    Rashad Evans has said that his next fight will be at Light Heavyweight.

    He's 38 years old and is on a 4 fight losing streak.

    If he loses his next fight and doesn't announce his retirement, do you guys think the UFC will cut him?

    I think the UFC will cut him, and then he signs with Bellator (aka the dumping ground for the UFC) and retires there.
     
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    Likely.

    He'll end up in Bellator if that's the case.
     
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    end of thread. In this era, there are no more deals where you get to have anal sex with dana and stay employed forever like Liddell and Hughes.
     
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    Really tough to cut former champs. I doubt they'll do it, cause he's a good stepping stone for future prospects. Have they ever straight up cut a former champ? I know Tim Sylvia got released on his own terms, but I don't know that they've ever just cut former champs.
     
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    I don't know if they will cut him...the UFC has a soft spot for the early early guys on TUF...

    He probably goes to bellator...
    I don't think he will be ok with being a gatekeeper (...which he allready is ..losing a dec to Kelly...imo)
     
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    Who is he fighting at LHW?

    I don't think they should just cut him.
     
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    He'll probably fight Shogun although at this point Rashad doesn't deserve a fight with him.
     
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    BJ and Arlovski are/were still under contract despite 5 consecutive losses, so you never know.
     
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    Lol, the UFC needs all the LHW's it can get right now.
     
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    gotta fight shogun at 205 first
     
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    No the UFC aren't gonna someone with Rashad's name recognition.

    Andrei lost 5 in a row and wasn't cut for example.
     
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    I was shocked at how bad he looked at MW.
     
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    Rashad is a successful businessman. I think he's just trying to go out on a win.
     
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    I say wait until he's on a 10 fight losing streak and has enough CTE that he doesn't even realize it.

    Then book him "fun fights" and "money fights"
     
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    Cutting too much weight is real.
     
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    Yeah, I think he needs to fight bigger guys. He's really planning this out well I think.

    The problem is all the guys beating him are too small. So he has to move up.
     
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    They'll let him finish his career with the UFC if he's only looking for 1 or 2 more fights. If he wants a long-term deal, he'll probably be forced to try Bellator IMO. Still can't believe he lost to Kelly and Alvey back to back.
     
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    It might be that. You might be right. But I think his time as an elite fighter is just up.
     
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    Rashad is way too hesitant and tentative and doesn't let go. Sure in the past he was fine, but the last 4 or 5 years he has become very tentative and doesn't let his hands go and his wrestling seems to have become non-existent. Last few fights at LHW he lost and last few fights at MW he lost.. I don't think its anything to do with the weightclass.. its him not letting go and just staring for the most part.
     
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    No version of Rashad should have lost to Dan Kelly.
     
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