The four light heavyweights on the UFC 92 card agree on one thing about their fights on December 27: They're ready to stand and bang.
On a call to promote the UFC show today, I asked Rashad Evans, who will challenge light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, how he has made the transition from college wrestler to professional mixed martial artist, and he said working on his striking is the most important thing.
"Wrestling is a good foundation for me because I think in every fight there's a point where you lock up with somebody," Evans said. "But now fighters are more well rounded and I'm going to need more than just wrestling to get to the next level. The next step for me is to work on getting my striking to where it's just outstanding and no one can deal with it."
UFC 92: Rashad, Forrest, Wanderlei, Rampage All Expect a Striking Display originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:40:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.