Ed Soare, the manager of several UFC notables -- including Silva, the Nogueiras and Lyoto Machida -- told MMA Scraps Radio this past weekend that he sometimes manipulates the translated words of his fighter to put a better spin on them.
"Yes and no. ... I can say that sometimes I don't translate exactly what [Anderson Silva] says, but it's not something I do on purpose or to cover anything up. Things don't translate word for word. I'm trying to get the message across. If I were to use the same words, it wouldn't translate to the same meaning. ... As far as fixing something, as his manager, I'm always going to try to make him look better -- but it's nothing like lying or anything like that."
Soares is essentially the media liaison for his fighters, and that means auditing quotes or behavior he believes might paint his commodity in a bad light.
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