Soares: Silva a bigger star in Brazil than Kobe Bryant in US

Thursday, October 18, 2012

“He’s bigger than Kobe Bryant and LeBron James here,” his manager Ed Soares said on Wednesday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “He’s bigger than that there. It’s crazy. Every time I go there, I don’t think it can get any bigger, but he seems to get even bigger.”

“He went from a guy who was a top fighter in the world, a top pound-for-pound fighter to just about everywhere he goes, everybody’s like, ‘Hey, champ, you’re the greatest. You’re the best. Can I get you this? Can I get you that?’ It’ll get anybody a little bit tripped out. I think he’s kind of filling into the shoes that he’s become. I think he’s doing a great job with it. He’s really kind of come full circle. I think he’s handling it very well. He’s kind of back to his roots. It’s very nice to see because there were some times when it started getting a little crazy.”

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