Ed Soares: Anderson Silva only has 4 fights left, why waste one...

Ed Soares: Anderson Silva only has 4 fights left, why waste one on Sonnen rematch?


“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

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DarkBlue62 DarkBlue62

    Because he is the only one that has proven a challange for him.

    I think Maia could have a chance with his improved striking.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JamieKennedy Jamie Kennedy

    Title should read: Only 4 fights left in career; why lose my belt to Sonnen, if I can avoid him. Way to go Ed, continuously looking more moronic as each day passes. Keep it up!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/InfiniteEnigma InfiniteEnigma

    first of all, silva and machida are my 2 fave fighters. second, i hate sonnen, not because he came the closest to beating A.S. , but because he is a fraud and racist douche. that said, i gotta admit, this actually sounds like Ed is worried, hahah, i mean, just do it, do the re-match and lets see what happens. I do agree, a few others have worked hard and deserve a shot, but the 1 guy who gave him the most challenge, 4 sure deserves a re-match. i hope chael gets K.O’d the second time, but i agree, Ed nor Anderson should run from this, accept the challenge and look at it as an opportunity to end speculation.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/en09si en09si

    Well where are these other four fights coming from.

    I’ve got Hendo, Jones, or GSP as other potential fights. Chael came way closer that Hendo or Belfort did to dethroning AS. Jones has a lot of business to take care of at 205 and the GSP wants ages to put weight on.

    For me Chael is the only obvious next fight. I personally don’t see Chael beating Anderson. His BJJ has clearly improved but AS is a BJJ master. I also don’t back Chael to hold down a healthy Anderson for 25 minutes without getting caught at some point. Regardless, he clearly earned himself a rematch. If his performance in the title shot didn’t earn him one then his utter destruction of Stann (who’s one of the only top 5-6 middleweights AS hasn’t completely destroyed yet) definitely did.

    I get pissed off when Chael goes round calling himself the defacto champ. He’s not, he lost, nearly doesn’t cut it. BUT the way in which he losts means we didn’t really resolve who’s the definitive best fighter, Silva might have won but at no point did he look like the dominant fighter.

    Anderson’s legacy needs another win over Chael. Otherwise there will always be some who doubt his supremacy.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/bantam bantam

    Even if he has one fight left it should be against the guy who actually pushed him……….. Chael Sonnen.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/chaos chaos

    I agree, why “waist” the fight on somebody who Silva is going to knockout in the first round? Give Sonnen one last crack to put Silva a run for his money.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/nickp44 nickp44

    Perfect logic as usual from Soares: Silva has around 4 fights left – so put the only guy who can beat him at the back of the line so Silva retires the champion.

    Black House is afraid, and they should be.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/newbreed07 newbreed07

    Oh Soares if your trying to prove why Anderson shouldn’t fight Chael with the “he only has a couple more fights” excuse then that will back fire on you, if anything knowing that he has only four more fights makes the rematch a must have. So nice try Ed.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JackN.Meoff Jack N. Meoff

    Ed, you are full of sh*t. Sonnen has been the only contender to pose a true threat to Anderson. Don’t be so blatantly obvious trying to avoid Sonnen to protect Anderson’s record! Anyone can easily see how full of sh*t you are.

    Therefore, the rematch is the only fight right now that makes sense.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeyboardContender Keyboard Contender

    f**K you Ed Soares you annoying piece of s**t!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Conan Conan

    AS and Ed Soares can say whatever they want. AS is the champion and he beat Cheal before. Cheal can piss at himself trying to get this fight, but he lost last time and got caught using steroids.
    No matter what Cheal says, the fact is that he lost last time, he was on steroids. He still needs to prove that he was not on steroids during his fight with Stann.
    People give him a big credit for dominating AS for 23 minutes. But at this from a different point: from his dominant position, he landed 300 something punches, but NONE, NONE of them hurted AS. Look at Hendo, he needed one punch to get over with Fedor, who had never been knocked out before.
    I want to see AS kicking Chael ass again. But this time, it will be personal for AS and he is going to destroy Chael. But AS does not really need to fight Chael.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

    Silva IS scared the way Chael went through Stann! Before that Stann defeated what’s his face, then that one dude, then it was some dumptruck with a weird name & don’t forget about home slice with the accent. Oh yeah, Spydster is shook.

    Shout out 2 Tj for being a good sport, the picture will changed @4pt

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/nickp44 nickp44

    I forget he’s 36. He’s no spring chicken, I suppose – just plain old chicken.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/FirstnLastEmperor FirstnLastEmperor

    Ed ‘genital’ sores is so full of it. Who would he rather got the shot? Maybe Maia,Leites, bring rich back down to 185, and who else? Mmm , Chris Leben I guess. What a douche, he IS totally scared that AS will lose and that will tarnish his legacy. Why not be confident your fighter is the man, and that he will once again be victorious to CEMENT his legacy? Chael will beat everyone else at MW with relative ease, so why not be 2-0 against what is the next top guy in the division?? Ed, do you manage Fedor?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DaddyLongStrokes DaddyLongStrokes

    Silva is afraid of Sonnen…..Thats all I am hearing from Silva/Ed Soares.

    The only people who dont want this fight are people who are worried Sonnen will win the belt.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    I don’t take Soares and his BS any more seriously than Chael. If the UFC wants the fight to happen, Silva will have little choice. This could just be a negotiating tactic.

    To bad Ed won’t retires along with Silva.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mauromina mauromina

    kicking Chaels ass again??? really??

    AS is totally afraid and he doesnt want to fight him again. he is like mayweather that picks his fights. who is more deserving to the title shot? the winner of mayhem and bisping?? mark muños??? common

    AS man up and fight sonnen, GSP, jones and frank mir on your last 4 fights… im sure you will lose at least 2 of those ones.

    be a man a take big challenges!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/gaul gaul

    chicken run out FTW!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMAMarco MMAMarco

    I don’t believe the excuses about Anderson Silva being injured in the Chael Sonnen fight. Injured ribs can happen in a fight with aggressive wrestling and that should not be used as an excuse latter, like he was coming in with a disadvantage. I believe the real truth is that Anderson got injured early during his fight with Chael and not before it. Don’t expect Ed Soares to ever admit that. As you can see by his BS politics, he doesn’t seem to be a man of integrity. I remember when Matt Hughes beat BJ Penn a few years back, the same thing happened. BJ Penn didn’t gas as much as his ribs got injured in the fight and then he got dominated.

    I see the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen playing out pretty much the same as the first fight. The question will be whether or not Chael gets caught in another submission or not. He has gotten caught too many times in the past to say that all of a sudden he is going to come in with good submission defense. He fights his aggressive wrestling fight style and sometimes getting subbed seems to be the price that he pays.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Meh Meh

    Fine, let Silva run away like he did in the Maia fight. I’m gonna call up Dana and suggest he headlines Chael Sonnen vs Ed Soares instead. After all, it’s a fight that can unite Chael fans and haters together against an even bigger idiot.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/headxkick headxkick

    Because thats the only guy who “treated you like a bitch” ha

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

    Sonnens victory over Brian Stann was stunning.

    As a communication psycholgist, what I hear from Soares comment is a promotional gimmick. Scarcity creates demand, his statement seems designed to create the sort of responses which you have already read. It’s all part of the promotion. Fans and fighters alike becoming emotionally involved and personally attached to the outcome of the fight- sells seats and pay per view long in advance of the fight itself.

    I predict that the winner of Miller vs Bisping will get to meet Sonnen. With the winner of this fight scheduled to meet AS. I believe we will see Andersson Silva and Chael Sonnen fight around April next year.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

    Actually, make that fight date June :)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/gm1 gm1

    who in the hell give this moron of a manager the time of day. I hope he slips at the tongue and says some stupid shit about Dana White. Dana White will tell him to shut his trap and remember that the UFC will make the match ups…

    Usually when people talk like Ed Sores does, its because the are inferior and afraid.,…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/michaelchimique michaelchimique

    my whole thing is chael got popped for roids.
    you can tell the sonnen of today is totally different then the one who faced anderson because he has shrunk in size,he lost a lot of muscle. that happens when you are off the juice. i’d like to see what happens when a non roided sonnen takes on a healthy Silva.

    lets do the rematch

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrrrImCold BrrrImCold

    Soares doesn’t fight, he talks. Soares said it, not Silva. Soares is the GOAT’s manager, not trainer. “Spider” HATES Sonnen. I promise Silva will take this fight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mindkontrolle mindkontrolle

    exactly. soares is like a booger. looks like one too. 4 fights is plenty to potentially seal up the division permanently in this case, and fit in a couple mega super fights.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mons mons

    Soares should just shut up because he is making AS look really bad! At the end of the day, UFC makes the fights NOT Soares. If he has only 4 fights left, he should make those fights really count and cement his legacy unlike what happened to Fedor. He ducked the best and ended up losing to subpar opponents anyway. What a shame. UFC won’t let that happen to AS unless AS gets really stupid.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

    Never has a manager stood up and so loudly said: “My fighter is afraid of the fight being offered”.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JackN.Meoff Jack N. Meoff

    Ed will be a “Soare Loser”


  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/fenomnx fenomnx

    lol anderson will be brought to the ground and will be stomped by Chael. :] I really love Anderson and think hes a monster fighter, but honestly Chael could destroy Anderson…mentally and physically.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    yea hes got only 4 fights left so just feed him bums right? sonnen is the toughest guy for silva and really the only man in the division that could beat him. If this fight didnt happen he might aswell retire because he isnt going up to 205 and hes cleaned out the division

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MereDictum MereDictum

    Note to Ed: Please keep this up cause it’s only doing one thing: Making the match-up more and more a reality. Your cries are sounding desparate. You sound like a scared little child.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JackN.Meoff Jack N. Meoff

    Hey, whoever said weak, f*ck you! That was hilarious.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Conan Conan

    Do you really think that AS is afraid of Sonnen? He just does not want to waste his time on Sonnen. AS will beat Sonnen again if they fight.

    1. Sonnen has the same game plan: take Silva down, nothing else he can offer. He has no punching power or accuracy and will not stand and trade with AS.
    2. First time Sonnen was on steroids (people forget about that), now he will not have this “advantage”.
    3. AS has more secrects in his arsenal, which Sonnen does not know about (obviosly, Sonnen had no idea that AS can submit him in his fist fight). Remember AS with Belfort fight, his front kick. He probably has something esle to offer Sonnen.
    4. AS was not motivated in his first fight, now he is.
    5. Sonnen could not finish AS in 23 minutes being on top on him being on steroids. Do you think he can do now without steroids and AS being healthy.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Conan Conan

    Exactly! People forget about Sonnen being on steroids in the first fight. They think that Sonnen will be the same fighter without steroids. Imagine, Silva being on steroids the same as Sonnen, he woul kill him with one punch.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/davetec1 davetec1

    I don´t know who´s worse, this guy or Chael Sonnen… they should put them both in a cage till they literally kill each other.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/davetec1 davetec1

    oops.. wrong post.. lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/hondata79 hondata79

    look here Mr Ed…. Chael is the ONLY fighter in 5 years to give Siva a fight. We as fans want to see the rematch, its the best fight at MW right now.

    There might be a couple fights for Silva… Miller VS Bisping winner
    Or munoz VS leben winner… But those look like a walk in the park for Siva.

    Nobody is left that can handle Chaels wrestling, He has no opponents left except Silva… Man up take the fight and prove once and for all your the best ever !

    Chael was right, he pokes you in the chest asking for a fight everyday… but Silva just seems to want to duck this fight…. excuses excuses excuses

    How can you duck the one fighter that beat your ass for 4 1/2 rounds ?

    Again when i see ED…. I smell pussy !

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ripstic5021 ripstic5021

    Well first of all Anderson Silva could get knocked out 4 straight fights and still have the best Career of anyone in UFC. There is not to much that can happen at this point that could tarnish his legacy.

    Second of all why dont you people care about Sonnen failing a drug test for a title fight? how can this sport gain any credibility when a fighter testing positive for steroids before a title fight is so easily overlooked. Paul Daley gets banned from UFC for barely hitting someone after the bell meanwhile Sonnen faces a light suspension and is now inline for a title fight?

    I can’t wait to see the rematch so dont get me wrong I just think Chael Sonnen is a cheating loser and I can’t get over that fact.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    Guys…dont be silly. Ed is playing hard to get so he can squeeze more cash out of Dana…they want the figth and it will happen… Btw anderson will destroy sonnen.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mauromina mauromina

    1. sonnen is working really hard on his JJ if you saw him with stann. and when they fought last year for 23 minutes there was nothing AS could do. if sonnen wouldnt get slopy and let AS control his hands he would have won the fight. and also sonnen knocked silva twice on that fight so dont forget that.

    2. didnt you watched sonnen against stann? he was a beast. and if he was without steroids the same sonnen will go against silva. he would have proved he doesnt need steroids for destroying someone as well as he did against okami and marquaid without steroids.

    3. this isnt mortal kombat dude… were anderson has more secret combos and fatalities. its going to be hard for him to fight standing up because of the menace that is sonnens take down. it isnt like saying spider man will beat batman cause he has a secret weapon…

    4. if AS wasnt motivated for the first fight i dont understand how can he ever be motivated for a fight. because since the day the fight was announced sonnen started talking bad things about AS and the black house. i think AS is the kind of fighter that when someone talks to much bullshit about him (like maia or sonnen) he gets a little crazy and afraid.

    5. is exactly the same as number 2 so i will put a truly number 5…

    5. who do yo think deservea more than chael to have a title fight that has really more chances than him. cause you havent mentioned 1 single name…

    i think there are 2 options with you:
    1. you are just as afraid as soares… dont want to see AS lose the belt
    2. you never watched the 1st fight and are just wasting your time over here

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/iGamble123 iGamble123

    Because it was TRT (testoterone replacement therapy) something he needs to compete and he didn’t abuse. The only reason they didn’t cut his suspension completely is because he didn’t disclose it before the fight. I believe TRT is a legal substance

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/iGamble123 iGamble123

    I’m surprised Ed isn’t the champ, he seems to know so much about about fighting. If he has a problem with Chael getting the next shot, maybe he should put some gloves on and tell Dana that they can have an eliminator match

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ian ian

    Brian Stann is a shit fighter come on, not even that big of a win.

    lets see UFC resume.

    Lost his first fight in the ufc against Soszynski, submitted.
    Fought 2 cans and won by decision.
    Phil davis dominated him in his first ufc fight.

    won against mike massenzio, whatever.

    beat Leben and we all know leben always gets tagged hard, stann just had a little power and was able to tko.

    and JORGE Santiago?


  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ringo Ringo

    Maia with Improved striking? Chael with improved submission defense?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/toxic toxic

    sonnen doesnt deserve a rematch but the rematch must be played out. its what the fans wont and to silence all the question marks…
    soares should know that and it was stupid to say what he said, makes AS look afraid
    sonnen is not a winner though and will not prevail…
    chael was boosted with steroids the last time and couldnt make one scratch on silvas face but leaving the fight all messed up in the face himself. what will sonnens hugging and slapping be able to do to silva now…
    nothing…. chael is a looser….

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

    right out of my mouth man. I agree with every word. That said I do think Silva will win again.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mindkontrolle mindkontrolle

    post of the day

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mindkontrolle mindkontrolle

    getting KO’d consecutively the last 4 (!) fights of his career would most definitely tarnish his legacy in the eyes of many many people. hell, that would be absurd and just plain ridiculous, especially for someone that is a master at gauging distance and reflexes and overall movement. his rhythm is amazing to watch. a real dancing in the ring of fire, etc… moreover, i don’t think steroids are the magic potion that some people think, it’s very commonly used as TRT in this and many other sports. it is very commonly abused in other sports, that is admitted now. so i wouldn’t chalk it all up to- steroids, he was transformed into the hulk and is a complete cheater. it’s probably not that black and white, IMO.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Six Six

    Run Silva Run !!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/japanegro23 japanegro23

    Again. 200+ strikes (with elevated testosterone) and no finish. Sonnen is boring and I hope he gets beat by AS again. Let’s see if he really leaves and see what he has to say after two defeats to the man he says sucks. I can’t imagine talking smack to someone who made me tap.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DaddyLongStrokes DaddyLongStrokes


    The actual intelligent people on Lowkick already know that you are incapable of posting intelligent statements.

    Thanks for continuing to prove us right

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/steven306 steven306

    He’ll be back when he’s broke….lol.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/steven306 steven306

    i dont know who he actually beat to be the “BEST”??? all but couple of his opponents have been cans. Vitor, Rich, and Forrest were his big name opponents and even they werent at the top of their game. You put Fedors opponents in front of AS and see if would go through them like Fedor did. If you put all of AS opponents if front of Fedor, he would have ran them all over and over again. Cant say the same for AS. Fedor is washed up now but in his prime he was the sH*T. AS should fight in his real class of LHW instead of cutting nearly 50LBS for each fight…to scared to tango with boys his own size. AS is a Bitch especially for being scared to fight Sonnen who is not even a top tier fighter. lol. Anyone who says Sonnen is top tier is an idiot. Who did he beat??? he lost to cans who AS played with….just stating my opinion, if you dont like it, too f*****n bad.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/sambo sambo

    Soares is worried….i doubt Silva is. I hope he takes the fight and shuts Sonnen’s mouth.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

    jamesmma’s dream job is to do laundry for Anderson so he can sniff Anderson’s underwear after a workout. but he knows he will never have that honor so he would settle for being Ed Soares’s personal masseuse. suck some nuts.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Conan Conan

    Should have…could have…. Sonnen lost his first fight, live with it.
    AS did not know what to expect from Sonnen, now he knows.
    I did not see anything special fighting with Stann, even if he improves his BJJ, he is still not AS’s level. Stann is not AS’s level.
    He has not come clean from steroids yet after figting with Stann. Let’s wait and see.
    Regardless of who deserves what, he needs to get back in line and fight at least one more time in order to deserve to fight AS.
    Well, AS can pull something that noone can expect, just like he did against Sonnen and Vitor.
    I am not afraid Silva losing his belt to Sonnen, I want to see him fight and DW will make this fight because it brings $$$.
    Don’t worry, I saw the first fights and unlike you, I was not WOWED by Sonnen performance and was very confident that AS was going finish him even after 23 minutes.
    AS is one of those fighter who like to make his point. I am 100% sure that he is going to make Sonnen suffer.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Sonny123 Sonny123

    lol show boat anderson and soares are already trying to weasel out.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mindkontrolle mindkontrolle

    well no, he’d leave the UFC forever, remember?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ksooner76 ksooner76

    Monday was he doesnt deserve others do……. now he only has so many
    fights so wants other fighters …..someone is scared to fight Chael…..
    thats why he wont talk chit cause it will put him in the mix right away!!!
    and doesnt want his ass kicked like that again no one has ****ed him
    up like in a while cause he lost every round and Chael got lazy in the last minute of the fight from punching he let his arms down and got caught
    in a triangle dumb ass but would you want to let a guy do that to you
    again hell no so why fight him after all the chit said how could you let that go unless scared

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Kable Kable

    the talkin crap thing is gettin boring and useless. the silva nuthuggers wanna throw excuses like steroids and broken ribs jus so a guy thats 5-4 in the UFC made their god look human. people also are jus complainin cuz the guy that could actually beat silva has talked the most crap ive ever heard. sonnen is the only fight that makes sense period. if vitor gets another good win or 2 then hes next but other than that theres is no one at 185 that will beat silva. love him or hate him, sonnen is the man to do it. his gameplan was perfect the first fight, now the only thing is what wil be different this time around

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Gunslinger1 Gunslinger1

    I can’t stand this guy. He is so fake.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/D D

    Why should he fight Chael?

    Who else is there at MW? Let look at our infallible Lowkick rankings:

    #2: Chael Sonnen: He already fought Anderson and was 2 minutes and a triangle armbar from winning probably a 50-43 unanimous decision.

    #3: Vitor Belfort. Anderson KO’d him in less than 4 minutes. He never had the champ in any trouble. Next.

    #4: Yushin Okami. Anderson toyed with him for a round before destroying him. Next.

    #5 Michael Bisping: Bisping has an impressive 22-3 record, including 7-2 in the UFC MW division. However, he has not beaten anyone currently ranked in the top 10. His most impressive win would be over Leben, who Anderson destroyed, and he was the last guy to lose to Wanderlei Silva. He also has a fight with Mayhem Miller coming up. Next.

    #6: Mark Munoz: Munoz actually has a comination of wrestling and striking skills that could give Anderson problems, but his recent loss to Okami and the fact that he is Anderson’s teammate probably keeps him out of a title fight for now. Next.

    #7: Brian Stann just lost to Sonnen. Next.

    #8: Hector Lombard is not in the UFC. Next.

    #9: Demian Maia. Just lost to Munoz, see above. Also, does anyone really want to see that again? Next.

    #10: Luke Rockhold is not in the UFC.

    Unless Anderson plans a permanent move to 205, Chael is THE ONLY FIGHT FOR HIM THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/phacemon phacemon

    I agree with all you said EXCEPT that Chael will beat everyone at middleweight with ease. He got beat pretty easily by Maia. He IS the last man left, but his style does not prove to be effective against ALL..just most. The fight WILL happen. Dana won’t pass that up.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/phacemon phacemon

    The fight will happen. Is it really up to Ed and Anderson or is it up to Dana and the crew? They just don’t want to make it look like Sonnen is calling the shots. That’s probably what it is..However, it looks bad on the camp in my opinion when I see quotes like that. I guess I’ll have to hear the entire interview to know for sure. It made sense to say that right after the fight, but since then it’s become kind of obvious that nobody else in the division seems to pose somewhat of a threat. Sometimes one(Soares) needs to just say less(or more reasonable things).

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Osnizzle Osnizzle

    As much as i want to see the rematch, coming off a 14 month break after losing to AS to beat Brian Stann in ONE fight since his title shot… i can see why Ed claims Sonnen didnt earn a second shot yet. I’d say one more fight for Sonnen to prove he earned it. ahhh but **** it the UFC is giving Machida a Title shot after he lost it to Shogun then lost to Rampage (who jon jones demolished both in his last 2 fights) then ONE win against Randy gets him a title shot? Sonnen is in a better boat then Machida so give him the rematch

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jishinryubcboy jishin ryu bc boy

    Sonnen should have at loeast another fight before he gets a title shot. At least MACHIDA IS A FORMER CHAMPION. SONNEN IS NOT. I think Silva should invite Randy Couture to train and teach him the greco roman/dirty boxing style. If Silva adds those skills to his arsenal, wtf can sonnen do to him? Plus, if Silva has a healthy rib and Sonnen isnton drugs,it just adds more leverage to silva crushing or at least beating Sonnen in a rematch.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ryan22 Ryan22

    I’m sad ed says silvas only got 4 fights left….

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Nemesis Nemesis

    Soares cares more than silva. This is similar to how he was “afraid” of vitor or henderson or nate or maia….

    Last time chael quadrupled his tesosterone amount, fought an injured fighter who WANTED to go to the ground and still managed to lose.

    What’s he going to do now? Raise testosterone levels 8 times? Assuming anderson is healthy chael will get exposed and the idiots who think steroids don’t make a difference will have to find another way to hate out of ignorance.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TravisBratt Travis Bratt

    He hasnt stopped doing testosterone replacement therapy, he will be the same as he was when they first fought, just hopefully his levels wont be too high come fight time, hes not the only one doing testosterone either, marquardt, dan henderson, overeem, all TRT

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TravisBratt Travis Bratt

    Dan hendo does the same testosterone replacement therapy as chael, if you people actually payed attention to the stories, youd know that chael is still doing the therapy, his levels just wont be over the limit by fight day this time… hopefully