UFC star Rashad Evans has apparently been in contact with WWE officials about a possible switch over.
The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is currently sidelined with a knee injury that required major surgery to correct and has talked about retirement before. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Evans has already contacted the WWE about coming over but so far nothing has come of it.
Wrestlers in MMA
Evans has been one of a few UFC stars who have been rumoured to be looking at the WWE as a possible destination after they retire from MMA. Most notably Chael Sonnen said that he wanted to buy the WWE at one point.
Evans wouldn't be the first to go to professional wrestling once their time in the cage is up but he would be one of the first major stars to go from MMA to wrestling, without wrestling first. WWE stars and alumni like Brock Lesnar, Dave Batista and Bobby Lashley have all made a go at MMA, while Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson have been involved in TNA at points during their careers.
Quit while Ahead
At 34, Evans is at the tail end of his MMA career and could have another decade or so in the WWE if all goes well but he may be underestimating the demands that professional wrestling takes on the body.
With his knee having undergone major reconstructive surgery, the WWE may be hesitant about signing Evans and although it would make for great cross promotion, they already have perhaps the biggest UFC star of all time - Brock Lesnar - on their books.
No Big Money
Meltzer didn't report anything from the side of the WWE but with the Connecticut-based promotion having made several cutbacks in the recent months, a big money deal for Evans looks unlikely.
For now, Evans should be focusing on his return to the UFC and defending his position as one of the top contenders to Jon Jones' title. There's also the potential of a fight with Alexander Gustafsson or Daniel Cormier, should they topple Jones.
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