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1/26/13 12:26 AM
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Ed Soares, who serves as the manger and interpreter to the champion, tells Cage Fanatic he doesn't know who is next for Silva, he just wants it to be someone who is well known by fans and can draw eyeballs, naming former Strikeforce champion Cung Le as a potential opponent.

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"(Silva's next fight) is still up in the air man, we don't know who that is, you know, unfortunately Bisping lost which was a big thing but, you know, I'm not too sure. I'm not too sure who could be next, I mean there's a few names out there but I think nothing really stable. There's been a few guys who - you know we want to fight someone who has a little bit of a name, someone that has as big of a name as possible and that's on a winning record or a winning run right now. So, I mean right now it seems like most of the guys with names have had losses very recently. So, when I think about it, like the only thing that comes to mind and I don't even know if that would be a possible fight is, you know, like Cung Le is coming off of three wins or something like that where he's got a little bit of a name, but 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 each other, so you know, once again whoever the UFC decided we're in."

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1/26/13 12:27 AM
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1/26/13 12:31 AM
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Didn't read. I'd watch? Phone Post
1/26/13 12:32 AM
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1/26/13 12:33 AM
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Ohhh this makes PERFECT sense! Phone Post
1/26/13 12:35 AM
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As much as a fight with Weidman has more relevance, I'd love to see Le vs Silva, it's a fun matchup but as Soares states at the end, "Whoever the UFC decides we're in."

1/26/13 12:37 AM
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Weidman is the best competitor in the MW and e seems to Anderson's kryptonite.

HES THE CHAMPION HE SHOULD FIGHT ALL COMERS AT MIDDLEWEIGHT
1/26/13 12:38 AM
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Silva seems to want the safer fights. Phone Post
1/26/13 12:42 AM
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At this point all of the silva supporters can't say he isn't ducking weidman. With that being said I'd like to see weidman get a tune up fight coming off the injury. Weidman holds that belt before the end of 2013 IMO. Phone Post
1/26/13 12:44 AM
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Lol. All i can think about are those poor silva fans. Theyre constantly forced to defend his terrible division, his terrible actions and his terrible record and how does he repay them? He runs around asking to fight movie stars and old ladies & looking like an absolute coward. . Lol. Just lol. .
1/26/13 12:48 AM
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No. Just no. Phone Post
1/26/13 12:52 AM
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This is what I don't like about Anderson, or at least his management.  Anderson is GOAT 100%, and at 37 nobody wants to see him waste one of his last fights against fucking Cung Le.

He (or his management) is risk-averse in their opponent selection.  

In his defense, I do agree with Soares/Silva about the Weidman fight, but surely there are better fights for him at 85 than Cunge Le.

 

1/26/13 12:57 AM
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He wants superfights, it sounds like his division bores him...
Call me crazy but I'd love to see cung vs Anderson Phone Post
1/26/13 12:58 AM
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Prepare2Die - Silva seems to want the safer fights. Phone Post
Exactly, he only seems to want to play it as safe as possible. Phone Post
Play it safe as he stand against the cage with his hands down, one division above his against a roided opponent. Phone Post
1/26/13 1:00 AM
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Silva would smash weidman anyways so it really doesn't matter Phone Post
1/26/13 1:01 AM
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I don't understand how he can keep denying Weidman! Unfortunately, I do wanna see Cung vs Anderson. Phone Post
1/26/13 1:01 AM
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Bloodstorm - Silva would smash weidman anyways so it really doesn't matter Phone Post
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1/26/13 1:04 AM
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TopGrinder -  Lol. Silva these last few years only wants cream puffs. Whatevs dude is on his tail end. Pay the man ... Pay the man his money!!!! Phone Post

1/26/13 1:06 AM
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Cung Le? Seriously? If he's looking to fight a big name, I'd think Wand (who recently beat Cung) would be the way to go...

But not wanting to risk losing to a young up and comer like Weidman makes sense, I guess.
1/26/13 1:07 AM
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Lol at these idiots thinking he's ducking Weidman. When he gets his title shot against Anderson then he'll fight Anderson.

You fools act like Dana is gonna block Chris from getting a title shot someday? When Chris defeats people and gets to the #1 spot for the belt, THEN HE'LL FIGHT ANDERSON.

Some folks have more of a "name" than others and then it's a "business" decision just to make extra money.

Weidman's due date is coming, he'll be added to The Spider's Web as another "OH HE'S THE ONE TO DO IT!" list.... Phone Post
1/26/13 1:14 AM
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Cung just recently got smoked by Wanderlei. Fucking no. Vetoed.
1/26/13 1:15 AM
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Maybe weidman needs to act more like chael??? Did he try that yet??

1/26/13 1:15 AM
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sadisticsoldier - Cung just recently got smoked by Wanderlei. Fucking no. Vetoed.
No, Cung just recently STARCHED Ace Franklin.


Franklin fan btw. Phone Post
1/26/13 1:18 AM
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Who the fuck cares what Anderson or Soares want?!

No, really. What they want shouldn't factor in. Fighters can't cherry pick. MATCHMAKER Joe Silva, BLAF and the Fertittas should make those fights that the fans want, be entertaining and makes sense. 

1/26/13 1:21 AM
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Silva is a prizefighter and nobody wants to see Weidman fight. Silva's pay directly correlates to the value of his opponent(PPV buys make the big bucks), so you shouldnt blame Silva for ignoring Weidman.

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