Ed Soares ” We’ve Never Picked Opponents” Anderson Silva Open To Fight GSP

Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares on ESPN Radio “MMA Insiders” radio show with Steve Cofield and Kevin Iole

“There’s nothing from our side that’s preventing it. Pretty much to be honest with you, there’s never been anything from our side from preventing any fight. We have our opinions but at the end of the day, whomever the UFC has put in front of us, we’ve always fought. We’ve never picked opponents. We might have had, you know, when they ask us what our choices are, we may have different choices or different opinions, but we’ve always fought whomever they’ve put in front of us. So if the UFC wants us to fight Georges St. Pierre, fine, you know. Anderson says ‘hey, have him move up in weight, or we’ll do a catchweight, whatever.’ But it’s really up to the UFC, not up to us.”

In-Depth Interview With Ed Soares

Ariel Helwani sits down Backstage with the Brazilian mouthpiece Ed Soares. Soares manages prominent fighters like Anderson Silva, Nogueira bothers, Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida.

Props: [Ariel Helwani]

Ed Soares: You’re On a Guy 23 minutes and You Couldn’t Finish Him? Why Should He Get a Rematch

Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares,

“[Anderson] showed what a champion is made of. He fought through all of that adversity and through all of the things that were going on in there and he stayed focus and never gave up and that’s the heart of a champion … Once he tapped, Chael kept fighting. He didn’t let go because he wasn’t sure of what was going on. He wasn’t going to give that position or submission up until he was sure. Once again, Chael tried to deny that he tapped until he told the ref, ‘I believe you,’ it’s like, come on dude, that’s the same shit you did with Filho and Babalu. If you’re going to tap, then tap … I mean, I don’t necessarily think an immediate rematch is legitimate. It’s not like he won by decision. You got submitted, man. Anderson got a few bumps and bruises, but let’s be realistic, you’re on a guy 23 minutes and you couldn’t finish him? Why should he get a rematch?” [FightHype]

Ed Soares is definitely not happy with some media and fans who are calling for a instant rematch between the spider and Chael Sonnen.