Soares: Silva has four fights left, Sonnen belongs at the back of the line


In a recent SporTV Portuguese lagunage interview with Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares, Soares said that The Spider has a handful of fights left, and that Chael Sonnen should not be the first of them, at all.

"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."

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MMA Nation's Jonathan Snowden firmly disagrees:

Chael Sonnen has the UFC fanbase primed and ready for a great fight. It would be madness to walk away from it.

Here's an opportunity for Silva to prove that Sonnen's four round smackdown of the sport's pound for pound best at UFC 117 was indeed just a fluke.

Ed Soares has helped lessen the blow to Silva's aura of invincibility by claiming the champion was slowed by an injured rib. The truth is, I think Sonnen has the Silva camp a little scared. He manhandled the champion in their last fight - and that was before taking a year to perfect his grappling game.

As we saw against Stann, the new Sonnen isn't afraid to add slick jiu jitsu into his grinding wrestling based strategies. The resulting grappling god made Stann look helpless. Would Silva fare differently?

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InspiritMick site profile image  

10/16/11 6:46 AM by InspiritMick

/Triangled Chael makes it out like tapping like a bitch to avoid going unconsious and pissing and your self giving your oponent the opportunity to punch a whole in your face is some kind of victory. Move one Chael

captain_underwear site profile image  

10/16/11 6:31 AM by captain_underwear

I agree. Isn't it funny how they all overlook this.He is a fucking cheater.He doesnt deserve a shot regardless of what the idiot public wants, they can go to vinnie mac for their soap opera fix (yeah, the shoe does fit)cmon cashew-crunchers defend your cheatin-ass boycheatoh- did I mention?HE CHEATEDin case you guys didnt get it, and some of you is damn slowHe CHEATEDIn what fucking sport, you wizards of ostrich-ness, do you get IMMEDIATELY REWARDED for cheating?OH....none of themcheats shouldnt be rewarded, why y'all makin it complicated?

marketinghelp2 site profile image  

10/15/11 2:24 PM by marketinghelp2

But that DOESN'T COUNT. Sonnen was roided up and cheating and Silva was injured.

MITman2k site profile image  

10/15/11 2:09 PM by MITman2k

 Well not the "whole" fight, that's why Anderson is still the champion.

ExpectPlay site profile image  

10/15/11 12:39 PM by ExpectPlay

It's the fact that Chael completely dominated Silva for 4 and a half rounds that earns him that title shot.Nobody came even close to doing that. Chael did that.Some Silva fans are cowards. Just like Ed.

RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

10/15/11 12:33 PM by RickMartelsArrogance

Why would beating someone who has NEVER beaten a ranked opponent earn Chael a title shot???

stonepony site profile image  

10/15/11 12:23 PM by stonepony

Bisping shouldn't even be in the conversation, he's probably not even going to beat Miller.

The Sultan site profile image  

10/15/11 11:57 AM by The Sultan

 I agree that Chael's a fight I would like to see. I also agree that Chael should have to earn his shot again.  He should be able to rack together a few wins before he gets another shot at Anderson.  Talking shit isn't a defining path to the MW strap.  Have sonnen fight Bisping for a number 1 contender's match.

sextoymagic site profile image  

10/15/11 11:54 AM by sextoymagic

 Soares was on tv saying that since it wasn't a close decision and Sonnen tapped out.  Problem is he is trying to make it sound like anderson wouldn't have lost 50 - 44 or worse had it gone to decision.  Everyone knows Sonnen destroyed Silva the whole fight.   

sextoymagic site profile image  

10/15/11 11:50 AM by sextoymagic

They are ducking Sonnen hardcore.  He really deserved an immediate rematch.  I like Silva but he is scared.