So Anderson Silva was apparently pretty pissed off about that whole patting his wife on the ass comment that Chael Sonnen made last week. Between the mortgage fraud, the “steroids” and the comments, Silva’s manager Ed Soares tells MMA Junkie that Sonnen should be locked in a different kind of cage.
“First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids, and now he wants to kick in someone’s door and slap their wife in the ass? This guy should be in jail; he shouldn’t be fighting… Hyping up the fight is one thing, but I think you cross the line when you start talking about people’s family.”
Still, despite Sonnen’s best attempts to coax the middleweight champ into a rematch, the Silva camp isn’t exactly jumping at the opportunity. They’re more focused on Silva’s injured shoulder instead.
“Chael is not the person that’s going to determine when [Silva] is going to take the fight,” Soares said. “When he’s going to take this fight is when his shoulder is completely healed up, and he’s ready to start his training camp for the fight.
“It’s not because Chael says he wants to fight in February. Who is Chael to determine that? Chael needs to take a number and wait his turn. He got his opportunity, and he tapped. It’s not the first time he’s tapped, and I guarantee you it won’t be the last.”
“Would it be a big fight? It would be a huge fight, but right know, it’s not so much who he’s going to fight and when,” Soares said of a potential rematch. “It’s making sure Anderson gets back to 100 percent before he gets in there.”
Regardless of how they choose to play it in the media, money talks at the end of the day and this is a big money fight. There’s no way they would duck Sonnen unless they really don’t think Anderson would beat him again.
It may not happen on Super Bowl weekend, but it would be pretty shocking (and disappointing) if it didn’t happen at all.
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