Ed Soares: Superfights Still on Table for Anderson Silva
knocked out Anderson
on July 6, one topic of post-fight conversation centered
on how the Brazilian’s defeat had ruined potential matchups against
and Georges St.
Silva’s manager disagrees.
“I think that’s ridiculous,” Ed Soares told the Sherdog
Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show on Monday. “I think the
superfights are still on the table. I think right now the
superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on
everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman.”
Silva will meet Weidman again Dec. 28 at UFC 168.
“If he comes back and beats Chris Weidman,” Soares said, “I don’t
see the reason why the superfights can’t happen.”
Besides bouts against Jon Jones and St. Pierre, there could also be
a matchup against boxing great Roy Jones Jr. Silva has wanted the
fight for years, and Soares confirmed it remains a possibility.
“It’s true,” the manager said. “I mean, it could happen. Anything
Listen to the full
interview (beginning at 1:06:52).
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