Anderson Silva’s (33-4) manager Ed Soares has told UOL Esporte he thinks the Chris Weidman (9-0) fight should happen. There’s only one condition – he wants it to happen in Brazil. UFC president Dana White recently revealed Silva would defend his title mid-year, delaying any potential ‘superfights’ against Georges St Pierre (23-2) or Jon Jones (18-1).
“Anderson has never refused a fight. If you ask him to face the devil, he will take it. Why did he refuse Weidman? He simply thinks he is still not someone to fight for the belt. I have nothing against Chris; I think he’s a great person, but if you ask people, no one knows who he is. They’ll have to spend a lot of money promoting this fight. Anderson has more title defenses than (Weidman) has professional fights … Anderson has told me he really wants to fight in Brazil again. Weidman himself once told me he would be interested in the fight here. So I think that’s what should happen.” (translation)