Anderson Silva’s Manger Wants Chael Sonnen To Fight Demian Maia For Title Shot

Anderson Ed soares

Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares disagrees with the UFC decision to give Chael Sonnen the next shot at the middleweight title and calls for Sonnen to first get past fellow Brazilian Demian Maia.

“We are fine if this is what the UFC wants, but if you look at this logistically, Sonnen should fight Demian Maia first. Demian beat up easily, by submission, so why not make them fight first, to determine who gets a shot at the title?” [SportNet]

Soares has also had enough with Chael Sonnen’s recent interviews, in which he has been calling out Anderson.

“It’s funny, but really, who actually listens to what Chael Sonnen has to say? The only time people listen is when he talks about Anderson. Who is he, really? If you walk down the street and you mention his name, does anyone really know who this guy is? Likely not, but if you mention Anderson Silva, people know the name.”

Before a title shot can even be discussed, Anderson Silva must first get past Vitor Belfort at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.



    February 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

    i am really getting tired of hearing what ed soares has too say, get silva some god damn english lessonsor rosseta stone and lets let him talk for himself, this translator shit is getting out of hand, and if im dana white i tell ed to shut his mouth and be glad to be getting paid to watch andersen silva crush cans, sonnen gets killed just like the rest, i think belfort has the best chance because he can somewhat match silvas quickness, but he still had to cut 10 more pounds so we will see how that effects his skills

  2. fabio

    February 9, 2010 at 5:56 am

    no i disagree with hes manager let anderson shut sonnen's mounth it will be funny to watch XD

  3. kesan

    February 9, 2010 at 7:56 am

    is anderson is fighter belfort is he is look pass belfort?

  4. Miko

    February 9, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Ed Soares strikes again. This guy loves to troll.

    Saying that NO ONE knows Chael's name is just as moronic

    It leaves the impression that he thinks Anderson Silva

    coincides with names like, Hulk hogan, Tiger woods, Michael Jordan or Howard stern.

    While he may be one of the greatest at what he does,


    Only MMA fans know Anderson, and there's enough fans out there that know Chael too.

    Ed needs to shut up and let Anderson do the talking with his fists.

  5. tomb

    February 9, 2010 at 8:21 am

    kesan what did you just try to say?

  6. PoppyNick

    February 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Miko, Silva has done plenty of talking with his fists hasn't he??

  7. jr

    February 9, 2010 at 8:57 am

    why should sonnen have to fight someone else. silva beat leben and got a title shot sonnen bet nate who was next for a title shot.

  8. Dane

    February 9, 2010 at 9:29 am

    lol kesan comment number 3 was awesome

  9. rictorious

    February 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I would have to agree as of late. Ed Soares has become half manager/half matchmaker.

    I've noticed he hasn't been as verbal about his other fighters. I'm not sure if it's safe to make the assumption that Ed feels "If you're the champ you get some kind of say" for bouts but it doesn't appear he's complained at all with Machida…. something to keep an eye out with Machida's future fights and even Jose Aldo Jr.

    As for this current wave of Soares' matchmaking, you can't pick and call what fights you think should happen and then say, "it's up to the UFC" afterwards because last time you tried that, you didn't want vitor to jump in line and the UFC gave him a front-of-the-line pass. We all know it's up to the UFC and we all know these are things you want, but really…. since you ARE the interpreter for Anderson as well as an obvious fan of the sport, you should clarify what your hopes/dreams are, and what Anderson wants.

    Chael should be next in line period. He worked his way up the 185 division. Since Dan Henderson is gone (from the UFC), this is the best thing the UFC has to a Greco Wrestler with a ton experience to fight Anderson (at 185lbs) who to Hendo's credit got to the 2nd round. I'm hit or miss with Dana's lining up of who gets a shot, but this time he is right… Chael should get the winner of Silva/Belfort.

  10. Jay

    February 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    you guys actually think that Sonnen could beat Anderson?? It tajes Silva one precise punch to hurt somoeone. Sonnen is predictable he wants to take it to the gorund and lay and pray. But guess what Anderson can easily submit Sonnen too. Anderson will many tools to beat sonnen.

  11. Rubs

    February 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Anderson tool

  12. Oswald Gobblecock

    February 10, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Wrestling is the thing Silva is weakest against but Anderson should still take Chael with not too much problem.

  13. John

    February 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

    I dont think Chael will have to worry about fighting Silva, he better be worried about the new up and coming champ VITOR BELDORT!

  14. Hall

    February 10, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I agree wid you on this one John, Chael needs to be prepareing for Vitor! I think Silva is taking Vitor to lightly by looking past him! It's time for a new Champ!

  15. Lenses

    February 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Vitor is fighting the Pound for Pound king. This fight is going to end very early. Anderson has proved time and time again in the UFC not to strike with him. Vitor presents no problems for Silva. The only person at middleweight right now that would be a tough fight is Hendo and that fights not gonna happen anytime soon. I was kind of hoping Silva would give up the title and go for the 205 title. Hopefully he does after he beats Vitor because there is nobody left for him to fight.

  16. Dave

    February 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Lenses, while I agree that Belfort isn't going to beat Silva, I disagree that he is the Pound for Pound King. He fights in a weak weight class – which is pproven by the class of fighters he has been pitted against. Now people are actually debating whether or not Chael will beat him? Sonnen is not an elite fighter and if fans actually feel this way, it should prove to you that he isn't as dominant as the UFC would want you to believe. He needs to move up to 205 and see what happens after a couple real (non-Griffin jab KO – like) fights.

  17. Hall

    February 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I am going to laugh when Belfort wins! And I will rub it in you face. Remember the name, Its Hall.

  18. Jay

    February 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Everybody thought forrest was big and strong and had a heart and all that other crap. Silva will make vitor look like a fool tool

  19. Lenses

    February 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Wow Dave…..Who really thinks Sonnen can beat Silva. i would say fucking stupid people. Who really thinks thats even a good match. I mean seriously thats hilarious. I bet your probably one of these people who think Diaz can beat GSP now because he won some fights in Strikeforce against weak competition. Silva has dominated his competition. Sonnen went to decision with Maraquart. Silva destroyed Forrest in his last fight. I dont get where you think that Sonnen can hang I mean these comment areas are getting filled with dumber and dumber people.

    Also Hall I have already remembered the name because your the guy who always makes the stupid ass comments about how Affliction was so much better and how pride going under ruined MMA and how pride fighters dominate MMA. Also you make the stupid ass comments about how every UFC card sucks and there are no good fights. Oh I'll remember the name……hard to forget someone that stupid.

  20. Ryan S

    February 10, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I also love kesan's comment. I think this will be a good fight. Sonnen may have what it takes to get Anderson to the ground, and once it gets down there, all I can say is sonnen did a great job of completely controlling marquart. I think it could be a good fight. I am NOT interested in seeing Maia fight Anderson though. I think it would be similar to his fight with leitis

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