So much for wanting to fight as often as possible. Anderson Silva was believed to be fighting next in London at UFC 95, with early rumors pitting him against Chuck Liddell. The Liddell rumor fizzled out pretty quickly, however, Silva headlining UFC 95 stuck, at least until today when Dave Meltzer reported Silva would no longer fight on the card.
MMA Junkie caught up with Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, who had this to say about the change of plans.
Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the Feb. 21 date in London was too soon for Silva’s next bout.
“With our timing and our scheduling, it just makes more sense to come back [in April],” Soares said.
“As of right now, nothing has been 100 percent decided yet,” Soares said. “It looks like we’re looking to fight in April. We don’t know what can happen, but as of right now, I think we’re going to be fighting in April.”
Soares mentioned they would be interested in a light heavyweight fight, but said that nothing had been decided. Soares also said Silva’s training partner and friend, Paulo Filho, could be fighting in April and insinuated that their desire to have a training camp together may also be a reason.
Just the other day, Dana White stated they were working on putting together a title fight for Silva against Thales Leites, however, Soares didn’t mention anything. Perhaps, they’re about as interested in that matchup as we are.
Whatever the reason, it looks like England will be missing out once again on a big fight come February. Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell to just Anderson to nothing. Sorry London.