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Wednesday, 11/02/2011, 08:38 am

Ed Soares needs a more professional attitude, 'will have to deal with backlash of what he did', Says Silva

“Unfortunately, my manager is American, he speaks Portuguese, but he is American. But, I’m putting myself as a Brazilian…. Whether you are in the UFC or not, when I’m outside my country I’m going to represent my country well and I think everyone has to position himself in the right way. His position was not good, was not cool, as a manager he needed to have a more professional attitude. He was not professional and I don’t know why… I think it was not cool. But everyone knows what’s best, he is a grown man and he is going to deal with the backlash of what he did… First thing is that nobody can talk for me except myself. Second is that I don’t have a contract with anybody, except with Nine9 and my sponsors, so anything can happen.”

Appearing on “UFC Sem Limites” on Brazilian channel Tela Nitida, Anderson Silva answers the questions that many have been wondering about the contradicting statements his manager and him have made about his career.

For many years now, Soares has been put under scrutiny for talking out of turn for his athletes and this is just the latest example of such. However, it would appear as if the Brazilian fighters respect and appreciate the help of Soares under most circumstances.

Having been brought under fire by Chael Sonnen, for more than a year now could the “Oregon Gangster” be causing a rift between team Silva?


26 Responses to “Ed Soares needs a more professional attitude, 'will have to deal with backlash of what he did', Says Silva”

  1. DG says:

    What does this picture indicate…. did they get into a argument on TV or something? (Ed Sores & Chael S) Confused…

  2. anonymouShea says:

    This article NEEDS more cowbell.

  3. MaciejFromPoland says:

    What Ed Soares did?

  4. Ruben says:

    What did Soares say?

    • Quazzi says:

      I know in the past ppl have called out soares wen he has translating for silva that he would say something different than wat silva was really saying. He would then say that there was no literal translation but who really knows (unless u speak portugeuse). Personally i think soares is a tool so it would not surprise me if he was pulling something

  5. The_Gooch1 says:

    Can somebody provide some details on what happened? This article is lacking some info

  6. Glen says:

    Soares is Anderson’s manager…

    The picture above is Chael and Soares apparently goofing with each other(with the obvious grin on Chael’s face)

    Anderson has taken offense to this photo after the things Chael has said about Silva, and calling him out. Silva feels that Soares is acting “unprofessional” as his manager by obviously having some sort of moment with Chael that was caught on camera…

  7. ThaGreenBandit says:

    I think they’re referring to the statement about Soares saying that Anderson only has 3 or 4 more fights left, then a few days later, Anderson stating he will continue on for a few more years

    • DG says:

      Yea i think its something along the lines of what your stating. I dont think A Silva will be represented by Sores much longer. Watch.. for him to divide the relationship like that. “Unfortunately, my manager is American, he speaks Portuguese, but he is American.” WTF is that?

      I respect Silva as a dominant competitor in this sport I (we) love, but man I want Chael to force Anderson to work on his wrestling. On the way dethrone his a**. For real man.

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      “…for another six or seven years…” to be exact

    • jersey says:

      thats what i was thinkin too’

  8. Aleks Todorovic says:


    The comments are correct. The information presented was limited and can be perceived as nothing more than gossip, that is, unless more background information on the situation is provided.
    *this is a fan speaking fyi 😉

    As for Silva vs. Sonnen, I feel both camps have a point in their perception of the current match up. Silva feels he won fair and square within the 25 minutes without PED. Sonnen chooses to ignore the circumstances and pitch a fight that will see him fight for gold and sell a high number of PPV’s. This is the prime motive for all of Sonnens’ media lashings.

    However, in the end it is the UFC’s decision and I feel that is what makes MMA more compelling as a sport. The brass still have…well…the brass to call any fight they choose. Sure, there moments when some fighters can call a shot (i.e. most recently St. Pierre vs Diaz) but the moment the UFC relinquishes this ability and power charters in the foibles of “the sweet science”.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      I guess you’re right only GSP gets to pick and choose his opponents. As much as I want to see A.Silva destroy Sonnen i think he does have a point. He beat Sonnnen fair and square while Sonnen was “JUICED” out of his mind and now the UFC is going to reward Sonnen with an instant rematch after only one fight. i think Sonnen should have to fight Belfort or Munoz or maybe Maia again since Maia submitted him easily.

  9. Shawn says:

    The job of a manager is to manage. He/she consults with his client/fighter about what their decision is. Once the fighter give his input/decision, the manager does the rest of the leg work so that the fighter can concentrate on his training. Mind you not all decisions are consulted with the fighter. Then manager has to know his client well enough to make decisions without him. And the fighter has to trust his manager enough to make the right calls for him when he isn’t present or have been discussed with. I think Soares is just acting out on natural emotions that have been triggered by douchery from another person. Some people have tougher skin, while others have a breaking point. Sonnen can eventually get under even the toughest of skins. And it would seem his last poke at Silva has gotten to Soares, and Ed just snapped. As a representative of Silva, he should have worked harder to keep his cool. It’s one thing to stand up and speak for yourself. But to do so for someone else, you need much more tact.

  10. Chris says:

    Ya I wasn’t sure what to make of that. Either he was trash talking Chael back or was pointing out Soares isn’t from the same culture and doesn’t understand everything Silva does.

  11. ramv says:

    Man, americans are such cry babies…

  12. Tools says:

    “oh he said something bad about my country! Fuck him!” haha what a bunch of tools. Like you’ve never talked shit about another country. Oh I forgot, America and all Americans are perfect. Just like the dumbass fans who will always chant “USA” when an American is fighting a fighter from any other country. You all love being ignorant

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