“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?
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