Ed Soares and Anderson Silva

“I just think Anderson wants to be involved with the biggest fights possible and the biggest fights that the UFC can put together. If it’s at 205, 185 or if it’s at some catchweight, it doesn’t make a difference. He’s got four fights left on his contract and he wants to make them the biggest fights possible. He wants to leave a legacy behind…If for some reason Lyoto Machida is not successful on May 23, then who knows? Maybe we will go after that title, but right now Anderson feels the 205-pound belt belongs to Lyoto. He just hasn’t had the chance to fight for it yet. A fight with him and Lyoto is never going to happen. He just wants to have superfights.”

—Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, talking to MMA Weekly about the type of fights Anderson wants to be involved in in the final four fights on his contract.

Anderson is expected to return to the Octagon sometime in fall, and according to Soares, the Bisping-Henderson winner, GSP-Alves winner, and Rashad Evans if he defeats Lyoto Machida at UFC 98, are all options for Anderson’s next opponent. If Bisping wins, my bet’s on him, although I don’t see how you could call that a “superfight” by any stretch of the imagination.

In other Silva news, none other than his former foe Rich Franklin will be visiting Anderson to train for his upcoming fight against Anderson’s former training partner, Wanderlei Silva, at UFC 99.

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