Chael's manager: It doesn't matter what Ed Soares thinks


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. 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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Humphrey site profile image  

10/19/11 5:28 AM by Humphrey

Do you?

GargleMyEnemaWater site profile image  

10/19/11 5:22 AM by GargleMyEnemaWater

How many more screen names are you going to go through, posting the same exact stuff, word for word, on EVERY Sonnen thread? Your illiterate posting style gives you away.... Obsessed much? And save the "broken rib" nonsense. You REALLY are clueless enough to think Anderson made it through the prefight physical without that being noticed? Zero chance. And to say that is the reason why he got taken down (every attempt), and won't the next time he fights Sonnen? I guess he had broken ribs vs Lutter, and Henderson, and and Okami, and Takase, and Chonan, and multiple other fights, right? But somehow, the guy who has WAY better wrestling for MMA then all of them, is not going to be able to take him down. By the way, the same guy who actually WAS injured going into their first fight, with a broken foot he dealt with all throughout that camp.

Glovegate site profile image  

10/18/11 1:01 AM by Glovegate

Missing the point. He said the managers shouldn't, they should leave it to the fighters.

PiousDevil site profile image  

10/18/11 12:50 AM by PiousDevil

 Please feel free to 

32m site profile image  

10/18/11 12:27 AM by 32m

True. And chael's manager says that Chael deserves a Silva rematch. I'm glad you're coming around finally.

Wasa-B site profile image  

10/17/11 7:05 PM by Wasa-B

lol at this publicity scharade.Soares said the exact same thing about BLAF. So they basically agree, jeez.

LayNprayNINJA site profile image  

10/17/11 6:58 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 Yeah the ironing in that when I read it made me chuckle... Chael has attacked Ed for years now....Ed finally gives us his true response and everyone hates Ed for it. Give me a break...

Bailx site profile image  

10/17/11 6:55 PM by Bailx

Silva vs. Jones already @ 205...then GSP can move up

caliphornia site profile image  

10/17/11 6:47 PM by caliphornia

Lol@ this: “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"After all the personal attacks chael has made? In what fucked up kind of universe does this dude live in?

Dean of Lean site profile image  

10/17/11 6:42 PM by Dean of Lean

Maybe Chael's manager would be wise to remind his client of that as well ;) before he starts booking the UFC for Superbowl weekend.