I feel like Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares gets a bad wrap sometimes. He ends up being the messanger for all sorts of unpopular news – Anderson retiring, Anderson boxing, Anderson not fighting Chael – you know, the standard Diva Silva stuff. Instead of castigating the Spider for all this stuff, we’ve often taken our anger out on poor old Ed. And now it sounds like even Anderson is doing the same thing:
During a recent appearance on Brazilian television show Tela Nitida (props to FightersOnly.com), Silva expressed his frustration at Soares’ getting involved with the situation at all, deeming his manager’s actions as unprofessional.
“His position was not good, was not cool, as a manager he needed to have a more professional attitude,” said Silva. “He was not professional and I don’t know why… I think it was not cool. But everyone knows what’s best, he is a grown man and he is going to deal with the backlash of what he did.”
In a statement that may not bode well for the future of their professional relationship, Silva revealed that he doesn’t have a binding contract with Soares and that his manager’s comments don’t reflect his own stance.
“First thing is that nobody can talk for me except myself,” he said. “Second is that I don’t have a contract with anybody, except with Nine9 and my sponsors, so anything can happen.”
Apparently Silva is upset about the picture in this post, which many sites claim shows Soares ‘palling around’ with Sonnen. I dunno, maybe I got this wrong but it looks like Ed is giving him the STFU wag while Chael is preparing for an indian sunburn, charlie horse, or worse.
Maybe Andy is just angry Soares didn’t take the opportunity to actually punch Sonnen in the nose. Because really at this point, that’s what should be happening. There should be violence, or at least the threat of violence. And then oh I dunno. Some sort of agreement that perhaps things can be settled mano a mano in some sort of caged structure or something.