Most former champions become a highlight name on a younger fighter’s resume if they hang around long enough.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is no exception.
A perfectly placed knee to the head in the clinch was all it took.
“I trained that my whole career,” Smith (29-13) said after winning for the fourth time in his past five fights.
Smith was gracious to the veteran in victory.
“I just want to give respect to Rashad Evans, that dude is a freakin’ legend,” Smith said.