clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Post TUF 10: What's Your Impression Of Rashad Evans Now?

New, 39 comments

I think it's safe to say that we pretty much knew what to expect from Rampage Jackson as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter, being that he had already been a coach on the show.  However, this was Rashad Evan's first appearance as a coach on the show, although he was a contestant and eventual winner of season 2.  In fact, his first appearance on the show probably molded the early part of his UFC career.  Many fans disliked him due to a variety of reasons, but most of it started with his run-in with then top dog Matt Hughes.  So a lot of fans grew to dislike Evans.  Whether it was his showboating, inability to finish fights early in his career, or whether you want to admit it or not...race.  Evan's caught grief for showboating after almost decapitating UFC legend Chuck Liddell at UFC 88.  He also caught flack for grabbing his crotch during his fight with Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.  Maybe his performance as a coach on this season of TUF has changed some minds though? 

Admittedly, I've always been a fan of Evans because I thought the guy had potential out of this world.  Not to mention the fact that I was never bothered by his showboating, because more times than not the guy was always pretty respectful to his opponents.  However, I think Rashad did a great job as the coach of his team on this season of TUF.  He brought in quality guys so the contestants could learn new things.  He gave sound advice to quite a few of them, and even attempted to help some of the guys on Team Rampage.  I know quite a few fans still disliked Evans prior to the season 10 of TUF airing, so it would be interesting to see what everyone's impression of him is after watching this season.  Have any of you that disliked Evans had a change of heart, or do you still not like him as a fighter?