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Ed Soares: No Signed Deal Between Anderson Silva, UFC Yet

Ed Soares, the long-time manager for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, confirmed on Monday that “The Spider” has yet to sign a new contract.

“A deal is on the table,” Soares said, “(but) not signed.”

Soares was helping with the translations during a conference call on for UFC 156.

During the post-fight show on Fuel TV recently following UFC on FX 7, Silva was asked about the reported 10-fight contract he signed recently. However, the Brazilian dismissed the report, saying there was an offer, but it had yet to be made official.

Silva has expressed interest in a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre, and was on-hand this past weekend because Michael Bisping was promised a title shot with a victory. Bisping, though, was defeated, and no mention has been made of Silva’s next opponent.

Soares declined to discuss the matter in-depth, re-focusing the attention on the fighters on the conference call.

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