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Anderson Silva is angry at his manager now

I feel like Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares gets a bad wrap sometimes. He ends up being the messanger for all sorts of unpopular news – Anderson retiring, Anderson boxing, Anderson not fighting Chael – you know, the standard Diva Silva stuff. Instead of castigating the Spider for all this stuff, we’ve often taken our anger out on poor old Ed. And now it sounds like even Anderson is doing the same thing:

During a recent appearance on Brazilian television show Tela Nitida (props to, Silva expressed his frustration at Soares’ getting involved with the situation at all, deeming his manager’s actions as unprofessional.

“His position was not good, was not cool, as a manager he needed to have a more professional attitude,” said Silva. “He was not professional and I don’t know why… I think it was not cool. But everyone knows what’s best, he is a grown man and he is going to deal with the backlash of what he did.”

In a statement that may not bode well for the future of their professional relationship, Silva revealed that he doesn’t have a binding contract with Soares and that his manager’s comments don’t reflect his own stance.

“First thing is that nobody can talk for me except myself,” he said. “Second is that I don’t have a contract with anybody, except with Nine9 and my sponsors, so anything can happen.”


Apparently Silva is upset about the picture in this post, which many sites claim shows Soares ‘palling around’ with Sonnen. I dunno, maybe I got this wrong but it looks like Ed is giving him the STFU wag while Chael is preparing for an indian sunburn, charlie horse, or worse.

Maybe Andy is just angry Soares didn’t take the opportunity to actually punch Sonnen in the nose. Because really at this point, that’s what should be happening. There should be violence, or at least the threat of violence. And then oh I dunno. Some sort of agreement that perhaps things can be settled mano a mano in some sort of caged structure or something.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    who cares what andy thinks

  • Spicoli says:

    So glad Silva is going to be fighting for awhile.

  • Stiven says:

    I didn’t even read your full post, I stopped and was anoyned once I read silva was.owned and you guarantee he won’t lose again. Agreed.with everyone else. He clearly tapped. Was chael winning yes, did silva plan that I bet he did. Silva has NEVER been dominated and yes chael is good but he’s notbetter than other fallen fighters that silva defeated. Hendo is better than chael in my opinion, and silva beat Dan down. No middleweight is going to beat silva for a while. Only person I see.beating silva 205 and is the champ. And you say chael is above silvas skill level, why isn’t chael champ? Why isn’t chael undefeated in the ufc? Chael is known to get tapped by bjj black belts. Does anyone remeber maia’s bjj clinic he put on sonnen?