Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses with MMA Weekly the middleweight champion’s hopes for future mega fights, including a possible bout against former UFC light heavyweight champon Chuck Liddell in December:
“I think he wants to fight those big mega fights because thatâ€™s the kind of fight we want to be involved with right now. â€œI think itâ€™s a combination of seeing what the potential opponent is and also seeing what the UFC wants to do. At the end of the day, this is a business, and they need to sell fights. They need to sell a lot of pay-per-views, and they need to sell tickets. So, we want to be involved with those types of fights.
Weâ€™re not looking past Patrick Cote, but I think weâ€™ll take one step at a time and see what happens. But yeah, if a Chuck Liddell fight came up, weâ€™d take it. Whoever the UFC wants to put in front of us, he wants to fight the best, and whoever that may be at the time, thatâ€™s who he wants to fight.
If the right fight was to come up for the New Yearâ€™s fight, maybe we would take it. Right now itâ€™s really hard to say, weâ€™re pretty much just focused with Anderson on the Oct. 25 fight.”
Rumors of the Silva-Liddell bout emerged last week along with Forrest Griffin vs. Wanderlei Silva for the UFC’s new year’s eve card on December 27th in Las Vegas. With Georges St-Pierre vs. BJ Penn now set for late-January the UFC is looking to book another matchup to fill the void left on the December card and compliment the heavyweight championship bout between current title-holder Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champion Frank Mir.