Silva's Manager Says Franklin Fight Possible
Posted on 28 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares recently spoke about Silva's potential next opponents. Check out the highlights:
On the challenge of finding an opponent: "At the end of the day, it's difficult to find an opponent that can fight Anderson. There's not a ton of them out there."
On Silva's other manager Jorge Guimaraes calling potential fights with Chris Weidman, Alan Belcher and Tim Boetsch jokes: "I don't think any opponent in that category is a joke. I just think that some of his opponents just aren't as attractive. When I look at Weidman, I think he's a very talented guy. He's got a bright future. But when I look at it, he's 9-0. Anderson has got double the wins he has in his career in the UFC. So I just don't see the value of being able to fight a guy like this right now. That's my opinion."
On Rich Franklin: "The only guy that Rich Franklin has ever lost to at 185 pounds is Anderson. So when you look at the 185-pound division, he's definitely up in the mix as far as a contender. I think [Silva would] be interested in fighting Franklin again, just simply because he respects Rich a lot, and he feels that Rich was the guy that gave him the opportunity to fight for the belt."
On the potential for Silva/GSP: "It's not an easy situation. The middleweight division is a little bit complicated right now. But who am I to sit here and say who they should fight? I'm just saying that as far as the biggest fights go, I see a potential fight with Georges St-Pierre being a big fight."