Anderson Silva was an honorary official for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this Sunday, at Phoenix International Raceway. He spoke with Jeff Gluck, SBNation's NASCAR editor, about current manager Ed Soares, and apparent future opponent Chael Sonnen.
"It's a problem," Silva told MMA Nation. "It's a big problem. I don't like the picture, I don't like the position my manager (was in). Big problem. I don't like it."
It's worth noting, however, that Silva said this with Soares standing right next to him. When it was pointed out that Soares was there, Silva offered a hint of a smile but stuck to his original statement.
"It's a problem," he said. "Bad position."
If Silva appeared a little cool about his manager, he was sub zero about challenger Chael Sonnen, as both denied a fight had been set.
"There's no date, there's nothing set up," Soares said. "That's what (Sonnen) is saying he wants. But when Dana White decides and when the UFC decides...right now, there's nothing set."
Silva proposed an easy way to get a date set quickly with Sonnen.
"I don't like this guy," he said. "This guy (wants to) fight me? Go to Brazil. No problem. ... Chael talks too much. I'm ready to fight Chael. But you have the chance – go to Brazil to fight me."
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