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.