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'Heeeeere's Rashad': Evans says he's not worried about Machida

Steve Cofield
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With eight wins in the UFC and his sterling work after UFC 94, it's clear that Rashad Evans does his best work late at night. He may not push aside Conan O'Brien or Jay Leno anytime soon, but how about if he tosses Carson Daly from his chair? The guy is funny.

He joined Cage Writer during the ESPNRadio1100 post-fight show after UFC 94 and brought the house down. He ripped out some of his "Mom" material then got to some Randy "Macho Man" Savage. He also laughed about something that isn't really a joking matter, the prospect of facing Lyoto Machida:

"I'm not scared," Evans chuckled when asked if he was afraid of the No. 1 contender for his title. "Machida is tough. I gotta lot of respect for him but I'm gonna win."

But what about the fact that "The Dragon" just took out previously unbeaten Thiago Silva inside of a minute?

"His strategy going into that fight was all wrong," said Evans. "He probably just didn't have the tools to match Machida. Machida is clever man, that dude is tough."

Click below to hear Evans with Cage Writer after UFC 94 (ESPNRadio1100):

Evans will get Machida in his next fight if Keith Jardine pulls a UFC 96 upset on Quinton Jackson in March. It looks like Evans is targeting May or June for his next fight.

Other entertaining moments included Evans singing '70's fly-guy style, a wicked B.J. Penn impression and his ideas for trying to top the spectacular Akihiro Gono entrance at UFC 94.

He did get serious when analyzing GSP's performance and said that his teammate would "take Thiago Alves apart" in his next fight. Evans also lit the early fire for a GSP-Anderson Silva superfight saying the Jackson Submissions Camp is well aware of "The Spider" saying that St. Pierre "doesn't do anything special".

Join CageWriter for a pair of chats at the end of the week. On Friday, there’s an open chat at 1 p.m. ET with Cofield and Maggie. On Saturday, Maggie will host an Ultimate Fight Night 17 chat at 9 p.m. ET

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