He said Jones is the first Champion to ever refuse a fight.
Soares sarcastically dismissed Weidman's credentials when asked if he would be a potential next challenger:
"I mean, because he had an impressive win over Mark Munoz and Maia? Sure."
When it came to a showdown with Nick Diaz, however, Soares was more receptive:
"Sure, we'll consider anyone the UFC puts in front of us, I don't have a choice. Nick Diaz is a good opponent possibly, I mean, he's a smaller guy, but he's a guy who comes out and fights every time, he's going to put on a good fight. I don't know what's going to happen, that's a question for Dana and [UFC matchmaker Joe] Silva."