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Tuesday, 05/01/2012, 07:58 am

Anderson Silva's manager | 80 Percent Of The Fans Will Be Rooting For Silva

By Lewis Mckeever: recently had the privilege of chatting to Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes. Jorge was quizzed on a number interesting of topics, including the rescheduling of the Sonnen mega-fight, how the American fan base perceive Sonnen’s behaviour and a possible “Ultimate Fighter” showdown to conclude the Machida/Shogun trilogy.

How was this negotiation to replace the fight?

I had a meeting with Ed Soares, Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta) a couple of weeks ago and it was a sure thing it would happen at Engenhao. They were apprehensive wondering if it would be crowded. Big investments… Everything was fine, everybody was excited about it happening in Rio. We were caught by surprise too, they had to logistic problems. It’s not happening in Rio de Janeiro, but it’s happening in Las Vegas, which is the biggest fighting place in the planet.

What was Anderson’s reaction towards this transfer?

Obviously Anderson wanted to teach Chael a lesson in front of Brazilian fans. He told me: “I owe it to them. This guy disrespected me, disrespected my wife, my family, my people and my country. I wanna teach him a lesson in front of the Brazilian people”. Since it’s no longer possible, he’s doing it in Las Vegas, at Sonnen’s house, on the 4th of the July week.

You live on the United States. How Americans see Sonnen?

Chael Sonnen is a guy who came from the shadows using that marketing thing. He was unknown and then started talking about everyone, he’s talked about Lance Armstrong. He’s a bully, but got the promotion he needed. He’s not a complete MMA fighter. In matters of resources, Anderson has plenty more resources than him. As Dana White said, this sport has transpassed all limits and there’s no such thing, this kind of feeling. Here in Brazil we have that Latin blood, there’s this fanaticism, but on the United States they really admire Anderson as the best MMA fighter ever and I guarantee you 80 percent of the fans will be rooting for Anderson Silva.

You’re also Lyoto’s manager and many people want him fighting Shogun again. Jose Aldo is confirmed on Brazil’s card. Do you think about matching them up?

No. Not for Brazil’s card. Everything is possible, but it’s already being built. I guess Lyoto will fight soon. I can tell you about Shogun, but Shogun is on a great place now and I’m sure that the two of them, as mentioned by Dana, would be great coaches at TUF, but I believe they will fight before that.

Given the absurd nature of Sonnen’s continuous antics, I’m inclined to agree with Jorge’s sentiments regarding the Silva/Sonnen divide.

Who will Penn Nation be rooting for come fight night?


87 Responses to “Anderson Silva's manager | 80 Percent Of The Fans Will Be Rooting For Silva”

  1. Turkeykneck fun chav says:

    monkey ballsacks

  2. dez19 says:

    i’m rooting for sonnen all the way!

    • jacob lee says:

      Heck YEAH!

      • Xaninho says:

        ^^ redneck trailertrash alert!

        • Aaron says:

          You’re a pussy. He’s redneck trailer trash because he said heck yea? And you call rednecks the racists? Fuck you.

        • Ted says:

          +1 I guess Xaninho is a racist. I guess saying Heck Yea makes you a redneck well damn I guess since I say heck yea infront of my parents since I respect them and don’t curse infront of them makes me a redneck.

        • Xaninho says:

          Funny it wasn’t the heck yeah, but the fact they both are rooting for Sonnen.

          But I guess now we know what you two think about honest hardworking people who say heck yeah.

    • charles says:

      that tells us a lot about your character.
      good luck in life.

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        How anyone could root for a scumbag cheating Federal felon I will never understand. Sonnen is pure trash with no morals and can only compete with massive amounts of steroids. I bet Sonnen about cried when he found out the fight had been moved to where he would have to comply. however everyone knows Sonnen will be able to shoot up just as much JUICE as he did last time during his training camp but will have to start tapering off a few weeks out to get his levels down to 6 to 1 ie 740 testosterone which allows him to fight with 6 times more testosterone tahn average man or higher testosterone level than 99% of healthiest 21 old athletes in world. If this is not cheating nothing is. I’m sure Dana white will know if any random tests are going to be done like on Overeem so he can top off his scumbag sidekick. it sure shows the character of some of the people on this webiste who actually would root for a CHEATER like Sonnen. Xaninho i’m glad there is someone like you with your morals on this website

    • Brend0magic says:

      HELL YEA, CHAEL FTW!!!!!

  3. Zack says:

    I know me and everyone I know is rooting for Anderson.

  4. Jaymz says:

    Chael is a truth-sayer. Liberals hate him. Therefore Chael must represent.

    • K2 says:

      lol truth-sayer. Shit-talker and truth-sayer are two totally different things. Chael’s so full of shit it comes flying out his mouth when he speaks. He keeps talking how he beat Silva in the 1st fight. Even if he did, the decision would have been overturned because of his outrageously high testosterone level… but he doesn’t mention that part. Just like a Republican. Talk shit and leave out the truth.

    • Xaninho says:

      truth? When did he ever tell the truth? Oh yeah after the Bisping fight he was honest about Bisping rocking him.

      For the rest of the time it’s all bullshit and lies.

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        Sonnen was just trying to be nice to Bisping cause he knew Bisping would sling a mountain of shit about Sonnen saying stuff like he can only fight being all JUICED up and how noone in MMA shoudl be able to fight if they need to shoot up massive amounts of JUICE. Sonnen was purely using reverse psychology against the sharp tougued Brit. If Sonnen would have had a good weight cut and be able to have massive amounts of JUICE in hium like he had when he fought Silva he would have slaughtered Bisping almost as bad as Hamill did.

    • FEdgar_fan says:

      I consider myself a liberal and left wing. Sonnen is hilarious. Besides, conservatives are a tiny minority in entertainment industry and empathy of minorities is a very liberal concept. War Sonnen.

  5. Adam says:

    I’m the 20% than!!!!

  6. pussies says:

    Chael fucking sucks. Even if he does win which he won’t hes still only a wrestler. Mike bisping proved that.

    • rob says:

      hmm, remember the times he knocked silva down with his weak stand up?

      • Xaninho says:

        Remember the times Silva went willingly down so he could submit Sonnen’s stupid ass? No one really gets rocked by Sonnen’s pitter patter. Silva told Nogueira he would submit Sonnen, Nogueira said no just Knock him Out and be over with it.

        But Silva was determined to make the bitch tap and guess what? He did make the bitchass eunuch tap.

        • Michael says:

          You are an idiot!

        • Xaninho says:

          Cool! you say I’m an idiot because you have nothing better to say. You’re not even going to try and prove me wrong?

          You are inferior dummy, now shut up and let the grown ups talk.

        • Aaron says:

          Went willingly? What fight were you watching? I saw Sonnen punch the feet right out from under Silva like 3 times. I never saw Silva knock him down once…

          I saw Sonnen complete about 14 takedowns. I saw Silva complete none.

          I saw Chael make one stupid mistake. I also saw Anderson’s jaw tweaked over to the side…

          Chael whooped Silva’s ass. Period. There wasn’t even hardly a red mark on Sonnen’s entire face. There’s your facts explaining why you’re a fucking moron.

        • Xaninho says:

          What fight were YOU watching?

          Sonnen only took him down 3 times out of 7 attempts!

          Not a red mark on his face? His fucking face was all busted up!

          You And your bullshit made up ‘facts’ can go nibble on Sonnen’s empty eunuch nutsack.

        • f$%ktardsRus says:

          His jaw was not broken so I don’t know what you’re talking about in regards to Silva. But Phael’s face WAS a bloody mess after the 5th round. Yes Phael WAS winning on the cards but he LOST the fight!! You CANNOT ignore the fact that he TAPPED OUT TO THE TRIANGLE AND ARMBAR! You can try to have selective memory all you want, but the official record is there for the world to see.
          August 7, 2010 UFC 117; Anderson Silva win over Chael Sonnen by tapiut due to triangle/armbar submission @3:10 of the Fifth round.
          Can’t deny the truth.
          Was Phael winning before that? Absolutely. Right up until he tapped out! LOL

        • Chris says:

          I guess Silva willing went down for almost 23 minutes to tap him out towards the very end gasping for air, complaining about injured ribs that was never confirmed other than statements from silva, his trainer, and manager. nothing from the guys he trains with. Then damn thats a tactic and game I have only seen silva do once. All this to sumbit him, give that idea to Greg Jackson

          Also gives me the notion that Silva likes having a Big hairy white guy ontop of him. Geeeezus

        • Xaninho says:

          You haven’t seen Silva’s documentary Like water I guess.

          You can see him talking to Nogueira and telling him he will submit him. Also you see him hurting his rib in a sparring session.

          The white guy isn’t that hairy cause he has no balls…

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          I can’t even believe you idiots would consider Sonnen’s performance as legit, the man was JUICED up beyond what any of you can comprehend and fought a mile over his head. As much as I have no respect whatsoever for Sonnen it was quite obvious WITHOUT MASSIVE amounts of JUICE he was half teh fighter in Bisping fight as he was in Silva fight. Even being half JUICED he still beat Bisping fair and square as far as points, strikes, takedowns, cage control. Do i think being half JUICED is fair? HELLO no but according to the insane rules which allows Sonnen to walk into cage with a 740 testosterone level he did beat Bisping and i think its just stupid for anyone to say that fight was won by Bisping. the entire fight the only time he wasn’t being taken down or dominated was when Bisping held Sonnen against the fence with wall n stall

    • brett says:

      Yeah! A wrestler that outstruck Bisping. Grab a clue there bud!

  7. The natural says:

    If Anderson was made to fight in the states sonnen shld be made to pass a drug test

  8. clint hornaday says:

    i have to say im rooting for chael. silva is by far the better fighter but im ready for there to be some excitement in that weight class.

    • Xaninho says:

      And you think Sonnen will bring excitement? Lay n Pray pitter patter for 5 rounds…He won’t win anyway but your reason to root for Sonnen is ridiculous.

  9. Dino says:

    He is 100% incorrect! Anderson dodges fights, fakes injuries, and only fights 50% of the time. If Andy was to give 100% & was to fight anyone and everyone I might give him some credit.

    Andy loses by good ole’ fashion American A*# Kickin’

    I’m rooting for Chael and anyone else that faces Anderson.

    Go get some heart Andy & change your Tampon! XD lol

    • santos says:

      dino. ur a tool. and i bet ur a virgin who watches all ur mma fights in ur/ moms bedroom. u should go hang ur self. u seem like a nut that should have been swallowed.

      • jesus says:

        are you f*cking serious?? I have seen Silva nuthuggers, but damn, that’s a little extreme. I bet you would blow Silva if you had a chance bitch. you really shouldn’t hate on someone so hard just because they are rooting for a guy you can’t stand, especially telling them to go kill themselves. you’re a bitch.

        • Reality says:

          You seem to have taken great offense to santos comment. Does this make you a Chael nuthugger?

      • Jax says:

        Santos, I see self reflection in your comment. Nuff said.

      • Dino says:

        lol @ Santos. Sounds like someone has a man crush-bromance going on for Andy. I’m sure I’ve been following/involved the sport far longer than you. I think you’re still bitter that your favorite [Brock] went back to what he was best at… Fake fighter. Santos, you sound like a sad, sad boy with Little Man Syndrome. Question Santos, What’s it like to not be able to get on half the rides at Disneyland? LOL

        • dude. Dino…correct your english before you talk shit. I believe its fake FIGHTING, not fake FIGHTER. Dumbass.

        • Dino says:

          I sorry Maam. Welcome to America 😉

        • Dino says:

          Dear Ms. Simmond,

          BTW what you meant to say is correct your Grammar and not english lol also, shouldn’t use your real name on here. Peeps may stalk you and see what a douche-bag, dumbass really looks like 😛 Lions (Detroit) sucks FYI. Here’s a link to douche-bagville lol

        • Izzy says:

          DIno.. you’restupid. Anderson, yeah he’s bad ass and all but he’s not my favorite. He’s still the best P4P champ in the UFC though whether uou like it or not. Chael was roided up, fought an injured SIlva, and still lost? That should tell you something. Silva is going to win this match just like the last 1. Sonnen fought Bisping and to me looked like he got a freebie against him. Silva fought Okami and just owned him. Say what you will but Silva’s got this on lock cause i bet anything he’s been working with wrestlers to help his takedown defense.

    • Xaninho says:

      Dino….I don’t even know what to say to someone displaying so much unfounded allegations. Silva never dodged anything he took every fight the UFC offered him. And you know what else? He fought them all clean with his own testosterone!

      Something your juicing eunuch boyfriend Sonnen can’t say….

  10. true mma says:

    Fuck chael Sonnen and the 20 percent of his fans. Silva is going to fuck up that bitch talking no pussy getting fool.

  11. drew says:

    Pure Talent/killer instinct of all time=Bj Penn or Anderson Silva
    Bj Penn went for other weight classes champions, he even fought machida and was literlally like an inch off of lyoto’s button on his chin like we all have…something anderson never did
    anderson made forrest and irwin look like middle schoolers
    I want to say anderson is the best of all time…but I can only say right now that hes the best middleweight of all time…thats completely objective and fair to say hands down…but the fact that dana has made him stick around middleweight out of pure logistics of having opponents is idiotic…not knocking middleweight fights but 205 belt in the past 5-10 years has been the most prized belt in the game…and what makes fans tick…the idea of someone in this world that can be the best two weight classes or champions fighting other champions…people love social Darwinism…whos the top king whos the top lion is what people are fasinated with…the world knew anderson was going to maul irwin and forrest…
    lets see the best vs the best

    • Dino says:

      well said. Very valid points. I agree that if Anderson gets the W, he should go for the 205 belt.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Ok so Andersen should go fight bigger guys but its ok for GSP to milk injuries, cancel out of fights a week out and only fight once a year. If anyone should go up a weight class it si GSP who walks around at 200 lbs.

  12. mean170 says:

    I like Chael as a fighter, but his wwe antics make me want to see him beat senseless.

  13. Dino says:

    so far based on these comments here are the results:
    71.43% are rooting for Chael

    7 for Chael
    5 for Anderson
    1 undecided – democrat lol typical 😛
    and 1 angry kid suffering from Little Man Syndrome

  14. Blake says:


  15. Leo I am Brazilian puerto rican says:

    IF YOU LIKE CHAEL its because you think he’s so delusional its funny , and if u like him as a person then im sorry your as well a racist! and i believe if you like this man i hope you and your future is filled with trageties.! he disrespected my country…….hes a racist german who is prob in some way related to hitler even though he says he would fight hitler…hes from the neo natiz area of westlin oregon ,,,f&ck him and f$ck u if u disagree with me…he is a okay mma fighter i dont deny that,,his character is horrible

  16. James Dubya (@DJ_Nameless) says:

    Silva’s manager is highly mistaken. This fight is in VEGAS son. And here in america, we favor the american fighters.. Pull ya head outta your ass and recognize this will be a Sonnen VICTORY!!! THE CHAMP IS HERE

    • KIDD433 says:

      I dont.Makes no difference to me what country a fighters from,A fighter that brings the muthafucken fight has my cheers.Im not gona cheer for a weak or boring fighter because hes American,and im a proud American.Just stupid.Especially not gona cheer for a loud mouthed,cheating piece of shit like Sonnen…

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        Damn well put kidd433. hit the nail on head. i could careless where a fighter is from as long as they bring it and are exciting to watch. I’m just as proud to be an american than next guy but it just so happens IMO the fighters from Brazil seem to always bring it and put on more exciting fights. Whens the last time you saw a fighter from Brazil lay n pray anotehr fighter for 15 minutes like Jon fitch dose every single time he sets foot in the cage.

  17. RFK says:

    Fuck Anderson I hope he gets blasted out on the ground like a punk lol. Now go crazy anderson lovers.!!!!!!!!!

  18. Loco_T says:

    99 % of Chael sonnen fans dont exist.. Anderson Silva all The way!!!

  19. fuckyomudda says:

    why if someone likes chael sonnen to they have to be redneck trailer trash? or why is it if u like chael u are racist? Sounds like a fucking hypocrtical statement if you ask me, so if the people who go for Anderson are brazilian or of latin blood they must be racist to ha? SHUT YOUR FUCKING MAN MEAT GOBBLER!!! Im going for either Chael or Anderson, so fucking sue me you pricks

  20. Mike says:

    some people are just dumb..anderson will embarass sonnen..

  21. stupid americans says:

    whats rooting ? -stupid americans

  22. John M says:

    Lets also talk about how Faber is gonna beat the fuck otta Cruz on this card also!

  23. Cjjkkyfsscbh says:

    Chael P. Sonnen all the way
    “…welcome to the year two-thousand and Chael”

  24. Brett says:

    Lol something like ‘yeah I insulted your family. I did that for 6 years and you didn’t do a damn thing about it’

  25. tristanpt27 says:

    80 percent of the fight will be Anderson Silva gettin’ his ass whooped, just like last time…

  26. Smoooooooooooooooooth says:

    im glad to be part of that 20%

  27. Donnybrook says:

    In their first fight I was rooting for Sonnen but now I’m rooting for Silva for multiple reason’s… first one being he’s a cheater (TRT), second he’s a dishonest criminal (realtor scam), third he’s disrespectful, forth he’s full of himself and full of shit (cockiest fighter in MMA). I’m looking forward to seeing Silva teach him a lesson.

  28. Leo I AM BRAZILIAN says:


    In their first fight I was rooting for Sonnen but now I’m rooting for Silva for multiple reason’s… first one being he’s a cheater (TRT), second he’s a dishonest criminal (realtor scam), third he’s disrespectful, forth he’s full of himself and full of shit (cockiest fighter in MMA). I’m looking forward to seeing Silva teach him a lesson.
    ,,,,,,,100 percent agree

  29. SMURFO says:

    OH LOOK, another fucking article from mckreeper. Nice avy bro, you look like you should be locked in a pedo prison.

  30. Tyler says:

    When has Anderson ever walked out in a gi. Prob spelt that wrong but I don’t care. And that combo elbow thing fucked chaels day up. He coulda finished. Tko. But didn’t. Obviously he wanted to submit him. After telling nog and all the shit sonnen said bout bjj. Clearly was going for a sumbmission. But as for 80% of the people cheering for silva. Pull ur head Out of your ass Ed. It’s America. Your gonna be hearing chants of sonnon all night. Even before those two actually fight.

    • Jesse says:

      Yeah ur wrong Tyler. Anderson all day. His gonna just destroy chael. N show y his the best in the world!!

    • f$%ktardsRus says:

      Anderson’s walked out in a gi on several occasions. He even had one on for the Sonnen fight in Oakland! Do people EVER pay attention?? He was even putting his gi AND his black belt on during the post fight interview with Rogan inside the Octagon. And this may be America but a lot of us don’t like douchebags that talk crap about a man’s country, his team his wife, and ESPECIALLY his children! You just don’t talk about a man’s family! If Anderson had talked as much trash about America, Sonnen’s family, and his wife and kids (if he had any) how livid would people here in America be? Try taking YOUR head out of YOUR OWN ass! Now go train!!!

      • Gould says:

        if you think Anderson has never said anything bad about the USA your dumb. Just because Chael chooses to say the same shit on camera as he would off camera you all wanna talk about what a bad person he is… Open your eyes the world full of assholes but only a small percentage are willing to say what they are thinking outloud and admit they’re an asshole

    • Jay says:

      You fucking moron. Youre one of those guys who probably just watch the prelims..and reads about the pay-per-view

  31. Mike McMack says:

    Chael took it way too far with his trash talk after Spidey made him tap. I hope Anderson breaks his arm this time, I can’t stand Chael and all his disrespectful trash talk.

  32. SMSD says:

    how long will it be before McKeever deep throats Anderson Silva? he writes enough articles about him, sounds like he wants to get that mushroom tip in his tonsils. Im not picking a side, this argument is fucking stupid. Chael talks shit about Brazilians just as much as Anderson talks shit about U.S., even though Silva is better doesnt mean he is a better person, it just means hes better acting like that on camera 😉

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