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Rashad Evans on winning and losing

Rashad Evans at UFC 114 at The MGM

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Earlier this week, Newsday asked Rashad Evans a few questions on winning and losing and the mentality involved with both. Here are his answers as Evans prepares to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 161 on Saturday night in Winnipeg:

“After you win a fight, you feel like you’re on top of the world and it feels like everything you've done has paid off. It’s such a rewarding feeling. But when you lose...

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A quick moment with Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans after being defeated by Jon Jones

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You see him on television doing interviews or appearing as an analyst, and one thing is clear: Rashad Evans has a winning personality and a million-dollar smile.

He's also one heck of a fighter, with 22 wins in 25 career attempts. Fight No. 26 is Saturday against Dan Henderson at UFC 161 in Winnipeg.

Evans is also human, a characteristic often overlooked in athletes by consumers of the...

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The winning and losing of Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson celebrates his win over Cheick Kongo

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The disconnect between UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and its president Dana White goes back to the very first episode of Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter."

When White sad he had something big planned for that season, the former IFL champion Nelson figured it meant him. Six minutes and twenty seconds into that season of "TUF," Nelson let it be known he was wrong.


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Renan Barao off UFC 161 card

Renan Barao, from Brazil, weighs-in for UFC 149

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Renan Barao, the interim bantamweight champion while true champion Dominick Cruz has been sidelined with multiple knee injuries the past 18 months, is now injured and off the UFC 161 card in Winnipeg.

Barao (32-1) was scheduled to defend his title June 15 against Eddie Wineland.

Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson will now headline the UFC 161 pay-per-view card....

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