As many of you may know by now, “Suga” Rashad Evans visited Puerto Rico a few weeks ago to meet the MMA fans in the Island. The UFC Primetime cameras tagged along with the former champ, and now number one contender to the divisional belt held by newfound arch enemy, Jon Jones, to document his every move.
As we have reported in other articles, the reception from the Puertorrican fans was outstanding, sending a very loud and clear message to ZUFFA; bring UFC back!
The second episode of UFC Primetime: Jones Vs. Evans hits the waves tomorrow, Friday 13, right after the reality show The Ultimate Fighter LIVE. In conversation with a ZUFFA executive, we confirmed that Evans’ visit to Puerto Rico will be showcased in this second episode.
Rashad was welcomed by a battery of fans at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina, PR. After a very warm welcome, Rashad met the fans at one of the most popular pubs in the Island, Shannan’s Pub, where fans crowded the stage room and made a very long line just to have the chance to be close to Rashad and get his autograph.
The passion the MMA fan in Puerto Rico has for UFC was evident that night and Rashad was very pleased with the turn out.
“Thanks for having me. Great place, great welcome when I came in. I got to come back when I don’t have a fight so I can really chill and kick it,” said Evans talking to The MMA Truth camera.
The visit went on to the next day where Rashad held an open workout in what is considered to be one of Puerto Rico’s best and most complete MMA training facilities, Training Zone, where Rashad was not only welcomed once again by a mob of fans, but was surprised by the visit of Puerto Rico’s boxing glory, Felix “Tito” Trinidad.
Stay tuned to FX for The Ultimate Fighter LIVE and UFC Primetime: Jones Vs. Evans, episode 2. For time and channel listings contact your cable provider.
We hope the UFC fans—and ZUFFA—can see first-hand the passion the MMA fan in Puerto Rico has for UFC and how serious they are when they say “bring UFC back!”
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Originally posted at The MMA Truth.