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20 QUESTIONS WITH RASHAD EVANS
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[PINK MAFIA]

“I pity the fool!” exclaimed Bosco “B.A.” Baracus in this summer’s The A-Team.

UFC fighter “Suga” Rashad Evans echoed the same contempt for the real-life mixed martial artist who played Baracus, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Earlier this year, the two men were granted a shot at each other in a big boy battle that settled a beef never before seen in the sport of mixed martial arts.

In the end, Rampage took a good beating, allowing Evans to step up as a top contender for the world title. A former light heavyweight champion, Evans is ready to pummel the current title-holder, Shogun Rua, sometime next year.

Meanwhile, we asked Suga to take a shot at Pink Mafia’s 20 questions and discovered that the man’s got a sweet spot for his family, but wouldn’t mind taking a swing at “Macarena.”

1. What is your dream of happiness?
My dream of happiness is to have my family taken care of and in good health.

2. Blonde or brunette?
Brunette or black. 

3. What is the quality you like most in a man?
I don’t really look for qualities in men. In a woman, I look for a very nurturing side.

4. What do you fear most?
I try not to fear anything, but if I had to pick one, it would be the inability to express myself.

5. 808s or 909s?
808s & Heartbreak.

6. What’s your biggest regret?
I don’t regret anything, even bad choices I made, because every bad choice or bad thing that happened has made me a better person.

7. What’s your fave bar or club in the world?
XS in Las Vegas.

8. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my phone. I feel disconnected from the world without it... I know, very shallow. Lol.

9. Who are the three musicians, dead or alive, you’d like to see perform?
I would like to see Biggie Smalls, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding. 

10. What is your favourite decade in music?
The ’80s were the best era in music.

11. If you had to choose, would you rather go blind or deaf, and why?
I’d rather be deaf. I would hate to not be able to see the beauty of life.

12. How old is too old?
I guess the action makes age a determining factor in whether you should be doing it or not.

13. Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
I never look that far ahead – I try to focus on the day. As long as my family is good, it doesn’t matter where I am 15 years from now.

14. Who’s your hero?
I really don’t have a hero, but if I had one, it would be my mom because she has a strong will.

15. What’s your favourite colour?
Blue.

16. What song could you live without ever hearing again?
I loathe “Macarena.” I never understood why so many people loved that song. I hate it so much!!

17. Metallica or Madonna?
Metallica go hard. 

18. What’s your most hated vice?
I don’t have one... I’m perfect! Lol.   

19. Who is the most tragic figure in history?
Gary Coleman. He lived a very sad life. 

20. What are the top three live shows you’ve seen in your life?
Lion King on Broadway, because my son went bananas. UFC 88, and David Copperfield – he made me believe in magic. Lol.

20 Questions with Rad People is the premiere column on Pink Mafia’s blog, Knee Socks Beat Cleavage. The set of twenty rapid fire questions were designed for the busy schedules of rad people who can take them from the road over email. People who have taken the 20Qs in the past include: Juliette Lewis, Chromeo, Major Lazer, Yacht, Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Drop the Lime, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), La Roux, JFK of MSTRKRFT, Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Isis Salem of Thunderheist and many more. For the complete list, go to pinkmafia.ca

Photography by ERIC WILLIAMS