What I'm saying is that his energy level, it is up there. But that wouldn't be enough to win. Actually, yes it would. But still, another thing that Evan does right is approach every event with humility, talking up Gladiators like Titan with lines like, "This guy is chiseled out of granite. I have my work cut out for me, but I'm going to give it everything I've got."
That's pretty close to what I would say in his situation: "These guys are the pinnacle of human physical achievement. Frankly, Hulk, I just don't think I'm going to be able to win." (Then I would win)