Archive: ED SOARES

Jun 9, 2014 11:39 am

A Day In The Life Of Ed Soares (Video)

Ed Soares, longtime manager of Anderson Silva is now the head promoter for RFA, and leading up to RFA 15 where the promotion crowned its first middleweight champion. Check out the behind the scenes video below.

May 6, 2014 10:38 am

Anderson Silva Cleared To Train – Possible End-Of-Year Return To The Octagon

  Anderson Silva has been cleared to resume training.   MMAJunkie spoke to Silva’s longtime manager, Ed Soares, who informed them that Anderson Silva‘s doctor from Los Angeles’ Kerlan-Jobe clinic cleared the ex-champ to begin training in MMA.   When asked what’s in store for Anderson (and his fans) upon his return, Soares said “We’ve talked with...

Apr 14, 2014 12:23 pm

Soares Talks About Fighter Collapsing During RFA 14

By Evan Stoumbelis Ed Soares, president of Resurrection Fighting Alliance spoke to Bloodyelbow.com’s John Nash on an incident that occurred this past weekend in which a fighter collapsed unconscious off his stool in his corner and was allowed to continue fighting in the upcoming round. Soares had the following to say about the incident: I...

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...


Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Anderson Silva’s Managers Name “GSP” As A Possible Opponent Upon Return

In 2007, we were treated to one of the greatest matches in UFC history –  a clear “Fight of the Year” winner, between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. It was the superfight that all fight fans were screaming to see.   When the fight finally happened, both men were in unfamiliar territory...

Dec 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Will Fight Winner of Weidman vs. Silva II

“Anderson [Silva] absolutely thinks Vitor [Belfort] deserves another shot,” UFC President Dana White said in anticipation of UFC 168’s main event fight between Anderson Silva and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.  “The next move for [the winner] will be Vitor Belfort.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort will finally get another shot at the UFC...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Oct 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Ed Soares: Anderson Silva can still defeat Jon Jones

Wondering if Anderson Silva is still the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet? Just ask Ed Soares. “I believe Anderson is the best fighter on the planet, period. Any weight class. I believe he has a bigger danger to any fighter he faces than any fighter has towards him. Can he be beat? Of course...

Oct 25, 2013 12:31 pm

EXCLUSIVE | ‘Biggie’ Rhodes confident heading into RFA title bout | Fist-A-Cuff Radio

Mike “Biggie” Rhodes (5-1) will face Alan Jouban (7-1) in the main event of Friday’s Resurrection Fighting Alliance 10, airing live on AXS-TV. Rhodes is out of Duke Roufus’ Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee, Wis and returns to his home state to scrap for the RFA welterweight title. “Biggie” Rhodes was a guest BJ PENN.COM Fist-A-Cuff...

Jul 18, 2013 9:14 am

Ed Soares Says ‘Super Fights’ are Still in Anderson Silva’s Future

After former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s (33-5) first UFC loss to Chris Weidman (10-0) put a momentary halt to superfights featuring Silva, some speculated that these talks would only resume if Silva were to defeat Weidman in a rematch, which has been scheduled for UFC 168, the last show of the year. Pending the rematch,...

Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am

Manager: Anderson Silva Plans On Finishing 10 Fight Contract

“Anderson Silva will fight out the nine fights on his contract. But his next fight will be against Chris Weidman.” Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently sat down with AXS TV’s Inside MMA and told the panel there that his client plans on finishing out his 10-fight UFC deal. At 38-years old can he do...

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

Ed Soares Believes Anderson Silva “May have taken it too far this time.”

Ed Soares, longtime manager of former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, spoke to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting earlier today regarding Silva’s loss this past weekend to Chris Weidman. A shocking result, Silva –who had never lost a fight since debuting in the UFC- was knocked out by Weidman in the second round...

Jun 18, 2013 6:14 am

Ed Soares: Prepared & focused Silva is unbeatable

Long-time UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), has gone a perfect 16-0 thus far in his UFC career and has looked almost unbeatable while fighting inside the octagon. The 38 year-old, Silva, is currently preparing to face one of his biggest challenges to date in #1 contender Chris Weidman (9-0...

Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Anderson Silva Inks 10-Fight Contract Extension

It looks like “The Spider” may end his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson Silva signed a new 10-fight contract. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the Herald Square Takeover in Manhattan, N.Y. yesterday that the middleweight champion signed the contract. Before Silva signed the contract, he had two fights remaining with Zuffa. One...

Jan 30, 2013 11:39 am

Ed Soares: Silva vs. Weidman Should Take Place In Brazil | UFC NEWS

“Anderson has never refused a fight. If you ask him to face the devil, he will take it. Why did he refuse Weidman? He simply thinks he is still not someone to fight for the belt. “I have nothing against Chris; I think he’s a great person. But if you ask people, no one knows...

Nov 9, 2012 9:16 am

Silva Manager Ed Soares Seeks GSP Super Fight At 178 Pounds | UFC NEWS

“Maybe a catchweight would be the right thing. I think a catchweight is fair. 178 [would be a fair catchweight]. Anderson told me he can make 170, whether he can or not I don’t know, that’s a lot of weight. ” “Jon Jones is a tough fight, but Georges St. Pierre is a tough fight...

Aug 25, 2012 9:35 am

Machida Wanted More Time To Prep For Jones, Blackhouse MMA Releases Statement | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 151 fallout, UFC president Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida would replace Dan Henderson against Jones and the two light-heavyweight fighters would headline the upcoming UFC 152 fight card. Once Machida had time to process the title shot offer with his advisors he turned it down. His manager Ed Soares explains the...

Jul 30, 2012 10:24 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ed Soares, "Brazilians are leading the way in MMA"

Unless you lived under a rock or were in a coma then you have no excuse not to have seen Anderson Silva annihilate Chael Sonnen in the second round of their rematch. After years of Sonnen claiming to be the “true middleweight champion” and taunting Silva The American Gangsta fired up the UFC Middleweight Champion...