White: Cung Le talk is typical Ed Soares, Anderson Silva craziness


Just over a week ago, the next title defense for every UFC champion appeared to be in order.

Then on Jan 19 Michael Bisping lost to Vitor Belfort who already lost to Anderson Silva, and big hole appeared. Who is next for Anderson Silva?

Chris Weidman
(+) Weidman is the #1 contender by most accounts.
(-) Weidman is recovering from surgery with an anticipated mid 2012 return. Silva unenthusiastic about Weidman.

Luke Rockhold
(+) Strikeforce middleweight champion; bout would be billed as champion vs. champion.
(-) Not widely known to the general UFC fan base. Might be best for him to have a UFC fight first.

Rashad Evans
(+) Massive name recognition. Fights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 on Feb. 2, and might drop to 185 thereafter.
(-) Started in the UFC at Heavyweight. If he beats Lil Nog, can he make 185?

Hector Lombard
(+) Had an unparalleled 28 fight win streak.
(-) Lost to Tim Boetsch, who in turn lost his next fight, to Costas Philippou. Fights Yushin Okami at UFC on FUEL TV 8, and will likely have to win one or two more to qualify.

Georges St-Pierre
(-) GSP has to beat Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in March first, and then move up a division, a move he says would be permanent.

Jon Jones
(-) Silva don't want to.

A light heavyweight
(+) Silva has moved up to light heavyweight before for fan pleasing paydays.
(-) Silva's legacy is at Middleweight.

Chael Sonnen
(+) Sonnen doubtless feels a rubbermatch is in order, once he gets by Jon Jones.
(-) Winning every second of every round until you don't is not a W.
(--) Jon Jones.

Cung Le
(+) "Cung Le is coming off of three wins or something like that where he's got a little bit of a name," said Silva's manager Ed Soares. "I mean, it's really hard in that division because it's so evenly matched. All the opponents, on any given day, one of those guys can beat the other."
(-) Really?

UFC president Dana White revealed that he had a sitdown with Weidman and his manager and that Weidman told White, “ I want to fight Anderson Silva. I’m going to beat him. I’m going to be the next world champion.”

However, Silva and his manager Ed Soares don't want a fight with Weidman, and instead referenced Luke Rockhold, or Cung Le.

At the UFC on FOX 6 post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White responded.

“This is typical Anderson Silva, Ed Soares craziness,” said White. “Every f---ing time there’s a fight, he wants to fight ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. Then he wants to fight this guy and that guy. It’s always the same deal.

"It always happens. ‘I absolutely will not fight Chael Sonnen. He doesn’t deserve the title. I’m not doing this and I’m not doing that.’ This is what we do.”

“We’re waiting on something and want to see if this thing pans out. When we’re ready to announce it, we’ll announce it. Silva will defend his title, but it won’t be a super fight.”


tags: UFC   Dana White   Ed Soares   Anderson Silva (detail)     


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Mexican Janitor site profile image  

1/28/13 5:48 PM by Mexican Janitor

This is pathetic...I'm never going to see another Anderson Silva in MMA and his last few fights are going to be guys in lower weight classes and movie actors. Fuck you, Ed Soares. Reptile scum mother fucker. Let him fight Jones or Rashad or Weidman for fuck sakes. I'd rather see him fight Chael again rather then Cung fucking Le. Stephan Bonnar and Cung Le...get the fuck out.

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

1/28/13 5:43 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

What the fuck are you talking about? Who care what he jade done in the past, he missed weight for this fight and Joe rogan himself said that lutter looked worse trying to make weight for that fight, than he had ever seen anyone look. That means he looked worse than James Irvin trying to fight at middleweight.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

1/28/13 2:11 PM by chaplinshouse

^i've always understood "rubber match" to mean each guy won one.  not simply a 3rd fight

sacredhate site profile image  

1/28/13 12:53 PM by sacredhate

my favorite part of the OP is the Chael analysis:"chael probably feels he deserves a rubber match"....like somewhere, someone actually feels Silva & Chael are now 1 apiece.

hogh20 site profile image  

1/28/13 12:47 PM by hogh20

Wow, you're gay.

flipmode site profile image  

1/28/13 7:08 AM by flipmode

Weidman gonna get smashed.

Ice Cold Igors Right Hand site profile image  

1/28/13 6:01 AM by Ice Cold Igors Right Hand

Read before you post.

RobinVanRooney site profile image  

1/28/13 4:46 AM by RobinVanRooney

Good job he fought Irvin at LHW then.

Ice Cold Igors Right Hand site profile image  

1/28/13 4:28 AM by Ice Cold Igors Right Hand

Your incompetence and blind but huggery is to blame.End of story.