Ed Soares says Chael Sonnen is an idiot, but he is promoting the greatest MMA fight of all timePosted on April 12, 2012, 09:47 PM by Mike Drahota
Ed Soares has issued a plea for Brazilian fans in Rio de Janeiro during UFC 147. Soares, manager of UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, wants the fans to know that he feels their anger, but has bigger plans in store for Sonnen. Many have speculated that the physical health of Sonnen will be in jeopardy in Brazil, a country he has spoken a great deal of highly-publicized smack against. Soares had the following to say today:
“Hopefully people will understand that they shouldn't do anything against Chael, just boo him. Let Anderson settle this with him in the Octagon. It will be very bad for Brazil if something happens to him. The guy is an idiot, but he is promoting the fight and it will be the greatest MMA fight of all time." via mmamania.com
While Soares knows how bad Sonnen's trash talk can be, he is taking it all with a grain of salt. It appears Soares would prefer that Anderson Silva dismantle Sonnen in the Octagon rather than have any fans commit harmful violence upon Sonnen. Soares did choose to take the highroad in this statement, recognizing the climate of his countrymen but also wanting them to keep a level head. Sonnen is truly a hated man in Brazil, having called out everyone from the Nogueira brothers to Wanderlei Silva to Anderson Silva's wife. The only thing that has any chance of shutting Sonnen's mouth will be a decisive finish by Anderson Silva to end this feud once and for all. It will be quite the spectacle to witness when Chael Sonnen's entry music begins to play in Brazil on June 23. Will it truly be the greatest MMA bout of all time?
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