Last week Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares said his fighter had maybe four fights left, and that Chael Sonnen should be at the back of the contender line.
MMAWeekly.com reached out to Chael Sonnen’s manager Mike Roberts of MMA Incorporated to get his feelings on a potential rematch between the two fighters in 2012.
“I think there’s no question Chael’s deserving of a rematch with Anderson,” Roberts said. “I mean he pushed him as far as anybody ever pushed him, it was one of the best fights of the year, but the biggest thing is this is the fight the fans want.
"Dana and everyone are all about giving the fans what they want, and there his no question that this is the fight the fans want to see ... People love Chael or they hate him, but they want to see this fight.”
“Chael is as deserving as anybody for that next title shot. The bottom line is it doesn’t matter what I think and it doesn’t matter what Ed thinks. It matters what Dana thinks. Ed’s not the matchmaker, I’m not the matchmaker, you’re not the matchmaker. Joe Silva and Dana White make the matches."
“Anderson may be the greatest fighter of all time. Do I think he wants to fight Chael? There’s probably other people he’d rather fight at this point in his career. Chael poses some problems that a lot of these other guys don’t, and we’ll see."
“Ed’s saying some personal things about Chael and I don’t think Ed or I are in a position where it’s good to throw insults at anybody. I think Ed’s a good guy that’s maybe got caught up a little emotionally himself with some of the things Chael has said about Anderson. It’s just better in my opinion if we leave that to the fighters."
“Chael is who he is, who am I to stop Chael from being who he is?”
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