Ed Soares: Anderson Silva only has 4 fights left, why waste one on Sonnen rematch?Posted on October 14, 2011, 10:23 AM by Joey Santosus
"Let's see what the big boss is going to do. My opinion is that he had his chance and tapped, he should go back to the end of the line. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort. They're great fighters, but they had their chance. Sonnen would make a big fight, as would Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, but we should recognize that Anderson only has around 4 fights left in his career." - Translated by BloodyElbow.com via SporTV
With a mere four-fights left in him, why should reigning Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva waste one of them on a rematch with Chael Sonnen?
That's the question posed by the Brazilian's manager Ed Soares, who insists that the Team Quest fighter had his chance and should now be forced to wait in line. In fact, according to Soares, the same goes for Vitor Belfort and the other twelve fighters that failed to get the job done against "The Spider."
Separating Sonnen from the rest of that pack, however, is the nearly 25-minutes of dominance he asserted over the champ back at UFC 117. And while the end result was the same, no other challenger has managed to even come close to finding the same level of success against Silva. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Does knowing the rematch could be one of Anderson's final octagon appearances change your opinion on the bout? Is it an important part of his legacy or would you prefer he moved on to new challenges?
Photo: Anderson Silva celebrates his victory over Travis Lutter at the Ultimate Fighting Champion Championship UFC 67 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 3, 2007. Photo credit: Francis Specker