When Anderson Silva fell to the ground courtesy of a Chris Weidman left hand earlier this month, all that talk of bouts with Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones appeared to go out the window.
UFC president Dana White stated those words, saying “The Spider” was the link to both matches.
However, Ed Soares, the manager for Silva, is taking a different stance – while also making sure all the focus is on a rematch with Weidman for the UFC middleweight title later this year at UFC 168.
“I think the superfights are still on the table. I think right now the superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman,” said Soares, in an interview on Sherdog’s Beatdown radio show recently.
When asked about the match with Weidman, Soares stated “I think it just humanizes Anderson. Eventually, you’re going to lose and it was unfortunate that he had to lose that way.”
“He made a mistake, and in this sport, you make a mistake….you could get knocked out. That’s what ended up happening to Anderson,” Soares continued. “It could happen to anybody on any day.”