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Anderson Silva’s camp sounds oh so excited about Chael Sonnen rematch

You’d think after Chael Sonnen’s epic “Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck” burn and an earlier comment about patting Andy’s wife’s ass and having her cook him a steak, Anderson Silva would be all geared up to put a whooping on the West Linn gangster. Maybe he is. But one person that isn’t is Anderson’s manager. Here he was right after UFC 136:

It’s not because Chael says he wants to fight in February. Who is Chael to determine that? Chael needs to take a number and wait his turn. He got his opportunity, and he tapped. It’s not the first time he’s tapped, and I guarantee you it won’t be the last.

And then in this interview with Brazil’s SporTV:

Let’s see what the big boss is going to do. My opinion is that he had his chance and tapped, he should go back to the end of the line. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort. They’re great fighters, but they had their chance. Sonnen would make a big fight, as would Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, but we should recognize that Anderson only has around 4 fights left in his career.

Back of the line. Take a number. Not the kind of language that points towards Silva’s camp considering Chael the #1 contender. I don’t get these guys. Anderson is right on the edge of becoming a real PPV sales star, and he’s being a little bitch about a Chael Sonnen rematch? The UFC is setting up an opportunity for him to have one of the biggest PPVs of the year (and possibly the biggest fight in Brazilian history). All he has to do is smash in the skull of a dude who’s been shit talking him and his wife. And he doesn’t want to do it? What gives???

As for Anderson only having four fights left … well, I’d be more worried if we hadn’t heard that kinda talk before. Funny thing about 8-figure fight purses: they tend to keep a fighter coming back for more.

  • Billytk

    That douche Soares really makes it sound like Silva is VERY scared of Sonnen

  • CAP

    Why is Ed Soares always harshing my mellow. This is the biggest fight/payday he has on the table right now. They seem concerned or could be posturing for more money, above Anderson Silva money. 8 figure paydays sounds like a ways off yet. I’d really like to know who’s “in line” according to Soares.

  • lukustra

    Ed is a douche and making his fighter sound like a pussy. No surprise Dos Santos dipped. He doesn’t want that filth representing him for the rest of his career.

  • frickshun

    Back of what fucking line? The line of guys that have ALSO already lost? Or the line of newcomers setting the world ablaze? They do sound scared.

    Cap–>8 figs aren’t that far off. If the top guys already make several mil from PPV’s & the UFC poised to dramatically increase exposure from the Fox deal, no reason not to expect it.

  • Billytk

    One nice thing about when silva does retire is that we won’t have to listen to Soares anymore since I think anderson is the only thing keeping him around

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Silva isn’t scared of Sonnen, but Soares sure is…

  • malonth

    To the back of what line? The middle weight division has been cleaned out by Silva. Sonnen is the only guy in years, indeed since Silva joined the UFC, to put up such a kick ass game against Silva. Obviously, Sonnen got subed at the end of the fight, but I don’t see what “line” there is.

    Would you rather have rematches with Belfort, Henderson, Maia first? No thanks!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’m sure they’d rather smoke Bisping and Hendo first.  Sonnen beat Stann and popped for Test, while Hendo went and beat Fedor.  Hendo should go first.  And I can stand that cheater either.  And if Bisping beats Mayhem after this TUF season he’ll likely get a shot if they don’t put together the GSP fight.

    And why would he be afraid of guy he beat while haivng a breathing-related injury?  You guys are hilarious.

  • KeyboardWarrior

    In case you didn’t see the video of ariel and dana, dana quotes something like “I don’t know if chael hates silva as much as he says he does, but let me tell you something, Silva absolutely hates the guy, rarararara” and so on. Silva will defs want this rematch and I bet when he heard about sonnen making those comments about his wife, he crane kicked the guy that translated it to him.

  • iamphoenix

    sonnen’s training…



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  • fightlinkerReader

    Ed Soares on a potential fight with GSP:

    “There’s nothing from our side that’s preventing it. Pretty much to be honest with you, there’s never been anything from our side from preventing any fight. We have our opinions but at the end of the day, whomever the UFC has put in front of us, we’ve always fought. We’ve never picked opponents. We might have had, you know, when they ask us what our choices are, we may have different choices or different opinions, but we’ve always fought whomever they’ve put in front of us. So if the UFC wants us to fight Georges St. Pierre, fine, you know. Anderson says ‘hey, have him move up in weight, or we’ll do a catchweight, whatever.’ But it’s really up to the UFC, not up to us.”

    Ed Soares on a potential fight with Chael Sonnen:
    Chael needs to take a number and wait his turn. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort.

    So they’ll fight whoever the UFC puts in front of them, except Sonnen, Belfort, Henderson…..

  • FiveBoltMain

    holy shit penix!

  • KeyboardWarrior

    ^ that dogs a pedophile. Hope it got put down

  • delicious flat chest

    ed soares is worse than hitler

  • Predator8u

    that “4 fight left thing” is a play for more money/control. wait shouldnt silva be retired and training others already? The MMA media/fans needs to grow a pair and call this bitch out. when they first talked about silva ducking guys I thought it was just spiteful, but now I think its a FACT.

    Anderson just wants easy fights so that Sweet Burger king/whatever checks keep coming, its obvious by now.  

  • KeyboardWarrior

    ^ Relax dude, the Silva vs Sonnen fight was bound to happen ever since the first fight, and every fighter fights for the pay check regardless of what they say. “Call this bitch out”? He is number one p4p in the world, pretty funny when people decide to be different and hate on him after witnessing what he’s done for the ufc.