Anderson Silva’s manager is Ed Soares and he was a guest on last night’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV to talk about the future of the middleweight champion.
Silva is currently waiting to see what happens at UFC 154 with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre to decide what fight he would like next.
The fight with St-Pierre is what Anderson would like next and Soares told the weekly MMA show that this is a fight to prove who the best pound for pound fighter in the world is.
“At the end of the day, GSP is one of the greatest welterweights, he is the greatest welterweight of all time,” Soares said. “People will argue back and fourth on who the best pound for pound fighter is in the world. Some people say it’s Anderson, some people say it Georges St-Pierre. I think the way to settle it is to do a catchweight of 177.5 pounds, right down the middle and see what happens.”
St-Pierre will have to defeat Carlos Condit next month before a possible super fight will be talked about among the UFC and the camps of St-Pierre and Silva. Anderson has only been talking about the St-Pierre fight, but what other fights is he interested in down the road?
Bas Rutten asked Soares about the potential of a Jon Jones fight and all Soares would say is that it’s a possibility. He did mention the name of Michael Bisping, but doesn’t mention Chris Weidman, who is considered the number one contender in the middleweight division right now.
Is this another sign that the currently UFC middleweight champion is still not interested in a fight with Weidman?
Bisping is a more known fighter than Weidman, so maybe Weidman needs to learn from Chael Sonnen and open is mouth to convince the champion that he should fight him next.