Ed Soares defends translation of Silva's remarks

source: mmajunkie.com
 

"People are always saying I'm covering things up," Soares told MMAjunkie.com on Tuesday evening. "First of all, my job as a manager is to do the best that I can for my client. As far as translating everything he says, I do my best."

"Let me ask you something: for the past 45 seconds can you tell me word-for-word what I just told you? The truth of the matter is I basically try to make a summary of [Silva's statements]. I try to take what he's saying and translate it to get point across."

"Do I miss some things? Yeah, I miss some things. I can't say that it's always exactly what he said. Sometimes I'll present it in a way that it still has the same meaning. If you were to translate word-for-word verbatim to what he said, it wouldn't translate. There's a lot of things that just don't translate, so I just kind of have to change it a little bit."

"I'm not changing it for any particular reason. I'm not a professional translator. Sometimes it's not word for word, but I can guarantee you that I try to summarize it as much as I can."

"There are some times where I forget to put things in. There's a lot of times where I forget to put things in that I wish I wouldn't have. I just forget, especially when he's giving me a 30-second answer."

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officedrone23 site profile image  

4/14/10 10:25 PM by officedrone23

We wouldn't want Ed to think we are disrespecting him. Otherwise he might behave unprofessionally like his big baby client.

amandapottle site profile image  

4/14/10 9:28 PM by amandapottle

" I'm not a professional translator. "Why doesn't the UFC hire one?

K-Dub-  

4/14/10 9:00 PM by K-Dub-"T"

^ lol 

ohferfuxsakes site profile image  

4/14/10 8:59 PM by ohferfuxsakes

 " I don't know what happened tonight, but i can say this,  Maia is a fucking panzy assed playboy who didn't deserve to be in the same cage as me that night.  Who the fuck did he think he was accepting the match against me for the belt?  He's got no Brazilian pride whatsoever and i'll never respect him or any other Brazilian who dares step into the Octagon with me.  As for what Dana said, fuck him too, and fuck you too reporter-person for having the nerve to even ask me what i thought about what Dana said.  I'm going to take this win and chalk it up as a masterpiece, which it was.  To finish, i'd like to say fuck you to the fans, fuck you Dan Merg, and fuck you Vitor. "  -  A. Silva " Anderson was very happy with his performance and he would like to congratulate Maia on a great fight. " - E. Soares

GaymidaGaydan site profile image  

4/14/10 8:41 PM by GaymidaGaydan

GOD DAMN KINGS ENGLISH!

inf0 site profile image  

4/14/10 8:40 PM by inf0

because only idiots call people haters

StranGold site profile image  

4/14/10 8:38 PM by StranGold

why is it that fucking idiots always say that someone is a hater when they have a difference of opinioon.you have nothing to say but your stupid hater shit. maybe try to make an argument supported by facts or statements.this hater shit is for ass clowns.

Zamiel site profile image  

4/14/10 7:45 PM by Zamiel

lol (not disagreeing)

Mma_Gawd site profile image  

4/14/10 7:19 PM by Mma_Gawd

Don't listen to the haters, keep up the good work Ed.

Cutthr0at site profile image  

4/14/10 7:04 PM by Cutthr0at

It's a bunch of horseshit anyway the guy can speak english fine :)