As part of the promotional efforts for UFC 145 later this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has released a new series of commercials titled, “Everyone’s A Fighter”. The first of these commercials features UFC light heavyweight contender “Suga” Rashad Evans. In the video, Evans explains his passion for fighting and why competing in the octagon gives him a feeling like none other.
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We all fight in different arenas in our life, and I think that’s what draws so many people to fighting is because it’s the actual physical manifestation of the way they feel inside. To me, to live is to fight. It’s about persevering; it’s about testing yourself. It’s about not becoming complacent. It’s about feeling alive in the moment because when your adrenaline is going, you’re thinking about that present moment. You’re not somewhere else, you’re not thinking about. you know, what’s going to happen 10 minutes from now. That’s the reason I love fighting – is when I’m in there, I feel free. I feel like there’s no other place I want to be. I can’t even think of anything, you know, beyond that second. That’s why I’m drawn to the fight, because I love the presence of it, where it brings me mentally. It’s the purest thing for me. My name is Rashad Evans – I’m a UFC fighter.