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Absurd Quote of the Day: Rashad Evans Is Aiming for 50 Takedowns Against Dan Henderson at UFC 161


I know what I want to do to get the results that I want to get: Trust in myself and get it done. Takedown, ground and pound, roll up our sleeves and get dirty and go to work. I’m gonna try to get 50 takedowns this fight. 50…Let’s not confuse this whole situation. I’m not going to go in there and stand in front of him and try to bang it out and hope to God I don’t get hit with that big right hand. I’m going to be smart. He’s gonna want to knock me out. It’s not gonna happen. He’s not knocking me out.” — Rashad Evans

Let’s put this into context for those of you who weren’t paying attention last weekend. At UFC 160, Khabib Nurmagomedov set a UFC record for takedowns — in a three- or five-round fight — when he dragged Abel Trujillo to the mat 21 times. Evans plans to more than double that mark when he faces Dan Henderson in the three-round main event of UFC 161.

This would be like A-Rod guaranteeing 150 home-runs this season. The difference is, home-runs are exciting. Evans’s vow to shoot, shoot, and keep shooting rather than mess around with a slugfest may be wise from a strategic standpoint, but it suggests the kind of gameplan that might not be so much fun to see in action.

Our prediction: Rashad tries for 50 takedowns, converts about three or four of them, and spends at least two-thirds of the fight struggling with Hendo against the fence. Apologies in advance, Winnipeg.

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Axlt4lzeKfne- June 1, 2013 at 6:50 am
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Mongrel- May 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm
"I May've stumbled a lil bit, fell down, but I get back up, dust myself off. I'm the top competitor, I deserve to get a chance to fight for the belt.'

Sounds like he's been seeing a sports psychologist.
algiersheadkick504- May 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm
If rashad fights anything like he did last time he is fucked
Thumblaster- May 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm
That 50 takedown blast just guarunteed me not buying this ppv.
Get Off Me- May 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm
If it was anything like Shields vs Hendo, Rashad probably lands 3 takedowns this fight and wins 27-30 across the board. Evans is great on the mat, made Davis look terrible and will probably make Hendo look just as bad as Shields did.
Fried Taco- May 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Okay all you high school wrestlers out there, what is your personal best for the takedown drill?
Get Off Me- May 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm
1, but once I got her down...
Fried Taco- May 31, 2013 at 8:11 am drilled her!