Ed Soares: Anderson Silva still has two or three years in MMA

Posted on January 25, 2010, 04:32 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Just one year ago speculations ran over the media about the future of the UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. According to the reports, Silva felt that he has accomplished everything in Mixed Martial Arts and decided to try his luck in Professional Boxing, but this time his manager Ed Soares stated that Silva has still plenty to to give in MMA:

"I think the important thing is to really create the biggest fights possible," Soares said. "I think Anderson's got a good two, three years probably. He's got a good eight or nine fights probably left in him for sure, maybe more. He doesn't take too much damage, and the fact that he doesn't take damage in the fights, it's really more or less the training.

Ed Soares also stated that Anderson Silva could fight in any weight, whether it is Middleweight, Light Heavyweight or even Heavyweight. According to Soares Silva will look to leave a legacy in Mixed Martial Arts by facing the best fighters, regardless of their weight:

"I believe the last fights of his career will definitely be big fights. That's what he wants, to have the big fights, regardless of what the weight is," Soares commented. "Whether it's at light heavyweight, whether it's at heavyweight, whether it's at a catchweight, doesn't make a different. He just wants to challenge himself and be involved in some of the biggest fights that the UFC can put together."

Anderson Silva is scheduled to face Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort at the stacked UFC 112 card in Abu Dhabi, but the rumors of the possible mega-fight with the undisputed Welterweight King Georges St Pierre, and a possible Heavyweight bout against Frank Mir are swirling around Anderson Silva.>

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  • Krogan
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    There is no way the GSP vs Anderson fight will ever happen, first of all Silva thinks far to highly of himself to want to fight someone in a lower weight class then himself. Secondly GSP isn't just going to take a fight with a heavier opponent without a long period of gaining permanent weight. Also GSP is much more likely to fight BJ again then Anderson. So that match up people can forget.



    I suspect that Silva will continue to take on bigger fighters until he just get overwhelmed and humiliated and leaves MMA.



    Best thing that could happen right now is for Vitor to KO Silva, that would question Silva's legacy and he would have to stay for many more years to gain it back.

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    Really wish more fighters would have this frame of mind. I find it hard to picture Anderson gaining enough weight to fight at HW.

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  • garrylt1
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    first of all Silva is way too cocky ! he great but he has a weakness some 1 that could stand up with him! not Forrest , Franklin , sand man , not Thales leites Travis lutter , even thoe they gave him a go on the ground! like too even see Dan Henderson again! but this man VITOR can get the job done ! he is like my age i grew up whating him! i can remember his frist fight when he was 19 in the old ufc ! the good ol days! any ways i hope VITOR hits his chin silva will go down !

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  • Anton Gurevich
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    that Jon Jones can easily cut to 185. I think that he will be simply unstoppable as a Middleweight.

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  • samigeh
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    He's 6'4'' and it's hard enough to make LHW for Jones. Same body type as Brandon Vera...

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  • garrylt1
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    if silva is goimg to get ko or tko vitor is the man in middle weight. silva wants to get out with no loses!

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  • garrylt1
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    lol no bag hugger guest above me! FEDOR IS BEST POUND FOR POUND! anderson silva said FEDOR was not the best pound for pound! when he was asked! i knew he wanted to say his self! lol ! i say anderson get da fu ck in the cage with FEDOR and we will see! it would be standing up FEDOR KO! or on the ground FEDOR arm bar maybe even silvas skinny arm broke!

    Reply 4 years ago