Silva’s manager tries to quash quit rumours
Silva quit talk rubbished by Soares
by Ben Blackmore, 23 September 2008
Anderson Silva’s manager has quashed rumours that the Brazilian is about to quit The UFC, insisting MMA fans can still expect at least another six fights out of “The Spider”.
Silva, who is widely recognised as The UFC’s top pound-for-pound fighter, recently sparked fears he would walk away from Mixed Martial Arts.
Speaking to a Brazilian television station, the middleweight champion admitted he was thinking of quitting within the next 12 months.
Talk has been gathering of a potentially money-spinning bout between Silva and boxing middleweight legend Roy Jones Jr.
Such speculation has so far drawn the wrath of UFC president Dana White, but Silva’s manager Ed Soares insists relations with White are good and there are no plans to severe ties with The UFC.
“Dana hasn't done anything to f*** over Silva,” Soares wrote on MMA.tv.
“It's the complete opposite. Dana has been very good to Anderson.
“I can guarantee you Anderson will not be retiring within the next year. He still has 6 fights on his contract.”
Silva is currently set to return to the 185lb division against Patrick Cote at “UFC 90”. The Brazilian is then expected to press ahead with his bid for glory at light-heavyweight.
Last edited by vandalian; 09-23-2008 at 02:52 PM.