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Anderson Silva Not So Interested in Fighting at UFC 95

Remember Anderson Silva, the UFC middleweight champ, the guy who got so pissed at the reaction to his fight with Patrick Cote that he wanted to be put on another UFC card as fast as possible just so he could punch a hole in someone’s face and shut everybody up? 

Well he’s calmed down now.  Despite Dana White’s indications that Silva would headline UFC 95 in February, possibly against Thales Leites, Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, says they’re thinking they’d rather wait until April to fight again.

"With our timing and our scheduling, it just makes more sense to come back [in April]," Soares said.
"As of right now, nothing has been 100 percent decided yet," Soares said. "It looks like we’re looking to fight in April. We don’t know what can happen, but as of right now, I think we’re going to be fighting in April."

Okay, so that’s not a firm declaration that Silva absolutely will not fight in February.  He seems like a guy who can be convinced to strap on the gloves and hurt somebody if Dana White sweetens the deal and gives a speech that includes the phrase “it’s the boss’s car,” but it still sounds like bad news for the UFC 95 card.

Soares also said they’d be interested in doing a 205-pound fight, and insinuated that part of Silva’s desire to wait until April might have something to do with Paulo Filho, who might also come back around then, possibly for Bellator.  

If that’s the case, I’m going to be very disappointed.  As disappointed as Silva is going to be when Filho freaks out and goes on a pizza and Doritos binge six days before his fight and ruins the whole dual comeback story.

Then again, this could be all a ploy to get the UFC to offer him a bigger fight.  First the rumor was Chuck Liddell would be his opponent, so after that Leites doesn’t sound so great.  Soares did his best to stress how uncommitted they were to any course of action, so maybe the message to the UFC there is: make us a better offer.

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Xavier- February 4, 2009 at 10:55 am
Silva ain't getting beat anytime soon. Irvin would have never beat Silva, that's obvious. But you're right, he's not made of recycled Russian tanks, he's made of new state of the art tanks.
from someone who knows- December 27, 2008 at 10:16 pm
he is the best
Dyph- December 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm
@relentless boner

Easy there killer, cool the e-rage and Fedor nut-hugging. Nobody denies Fedor's ability, but you look like a tool for throwing a schoolyard tantrum over how indestructible he is. It would appear you are so upset that you have 'angry German kidded' your Shift, Period and Comma keys.

Nobody cares how masticated Silva would be post-Fedor, it's a stupid argument for so many reasons I am not getting into. Secondly; your 'Russian Tank' has been closer to losing than you seem to recall, I suggest you watch some fights. 'Significant Physical Advantage' must be nut-hugger lingo for 'Fedor Fights Freakshows'. Do you really want to see Silva vs Hung Man Choi? Because I heard he's busy getting ready to fight the guy who almost beat Fedor. Or perhaps you wish to see Zulu lay on Silva for a while? Or better yet throw big retarded Tim back into the UFC? Or better still perhaps Lindland could fight Silva, but he'd obviously have to go shirt shopping beforehand, there wouldn't even be ropes to grab.

relentless boner- December 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm
hey dildo look at what opponents have done to fedor and tell me a mere human can take a suplex on the dome and survive. he has no emotion win or... nevermind, he has never tapped he got rocked once and knocked that mother fucker out right after that. . Also when was the last time anderson fought someone who had a significant phyisical advantage over him never who hendo, hendo beat him in round one and would have qwon if it remained standing. I would love to see fedor rip silva limb for limb and then act like nothing happened. Anyways silva can't fight asians and honestly I think if lee got a hold of him he would outstrike and break silva in half.
BuckWild- December 12, 2008 at 11:09 am
I think Silva would take anyone in 185, but I think if Hendo fought him at 205 he would have a good chance. I also think there are plenty of 205'ers that could smoke Silva. 205 is the most competitive class.

I think Hendo would have the best chance at 185, but I think the only way Silva will be challenged is to stay in the 205 class.

I would love to see Silva fight for the 205 crown and let Franklin fight someone else for the 185 crown. I think 185 is Franklins real weight class and 205 is silva's real weight class. I think its almost cheating for Silva to be in 185. He is just too good. He doesn't even look 185 when he is 185.

just some dong- December 12, 2008 at 10:54 am
GSP would get murdered by Silva. Georges is a beast at 170 but come on, he wouldn't have a prayer. Matt Serra rung his bell... what do you think a striker of Silva's size and talent will do to him? I'd wager Henderson could fuck up GSP, and Silva destroyed him easily. GSP/Silva will never happen because it'd be totally unfair and you alread know the outcome.

Looking at the upcoming cards and considering the timing of things, Bisping should probably fight Maia in Feb to see who gets the next crack at the 185 belt. Silva should headline that same card against whoever - fuck this April crap, that's too long to wait. I would looooove to see himfight Machida at 205, but if they train together then yeah, that fight will probably never happen. Plus Machida's got a great fight coming up soon anyway. The timing works out with Chuckers, but it would be pointless to have Liddell fight Silva... look how slow Chuck has been in his last few fights, especially against Rashad. He looked like grampa out there. I think Chuck's done and just doesn't know it yet. Unless he keeps fighting older guys I guess...

So yeah, if they don't just toss either Bisping or Maia to Silva around Feb, then he'll probably have to fight Thales next... unless he does wait until April, and they he has more options like fighting someone off the Xmas card. The only other guy I can think of for a Feb match would be Luiz Cane at 205, who had a dominant fight against Joke-oudjou and would take Silva out of his ideal weight class. But I don't really think any of these guys have a prayer except for Maia.
Anonymous- December 12, 2008 at 10:40 am
"recycled russian tanks like fedor is"

Dude you are fucking stupid ...You just said Silva is human but fedor isnt ... the god of mma can never be beat ever?...Please stop this bullshit ....Your just a silva hater...I bet if Iirwin was champion you be like ...yeah BRo!!!!! he is made of recycled american tanks LOL
Perma- December 12, 2008 at 7:53 am
Demian Maia will PWN Silva if/when the 2 fight.

Lets have a superfight like Liddell-Silva would have been, If Chuck don't want it, offer it to Couture. It would draw hella PPV buys IMO.
Anonymous- December 12, 2008 at 6:19 am
I want Silva to taste the blood of Lyoto Machida. It will probably never happen since no one wants to prep for a figh with Lyoto and since they are on the same team, but I would be interested to see what would happen.

I don't think anyone at 185 or less is going to beat Silva. I think a GSP fight would probably result in a GSP loss (key word probably). GSP doesn't annihilate his opponents the way Silva does, plus the obvious size, reach, hieght advantage goes to Silva. I really want Silva to fight GSP but I am upset with how the UFC sets up fights to bring in cash rather than to challenge the title. Bring in the best 185ers or bump it up toe 205 for Silva. Plenty of talent at LH to give him a good run. Let's see him and Lyoto Machida fight.
Snuffy- December 12, 2008 at 2:58 am
I think either he wants to fight better competition ( no surprise ) or maybe he's on the roids right now and it would show if he hade to pee-pee.

Dont get me wrong, im a big fan of Anderson but most people in the ufc probably do it and time it so that it dosent show. And for the record, if there is someone in the MW division that can beat Anderson its Demian Maia.

relentlessboner- December 12, 2008 at 12:51 am
rumble in the buttox
relentlessboner- December 12, 2008 at 12:51 am
you gotta pay the troll toll if you wanna get in that boys hole!
Renn- December 12, 2008 at 12:47 am
Silva's good, but he will not last forever. I hope he isn't waiting for a Filho comeback. He doesn't want to fight him so why would he wait until that is a forced option?
relentlessboner- December 12, 2008 at 12:35 am
Silva must have some problems outside of the ring. There are plenty of people out there that could beat him. Honestly Irvin could have but didn't even try he did it for a pay check and even doped up before the fight to ease the pain. yeah Silva is an extremely good fighter but this is reality and the man isn't made of recycled russian tanks like fedor is. Mark my words the fall of Silva is coming and it will rock the mma world harder that rashad rocked liddell.
shacklemenot- December 12, 2008 at 12:22 am
I'd like to see silva/bisping as well.

Also, I can't stand vera. he needs to be axed
battouter- December 11, 2008 at 9:39 pm
give them whoever the number 1 fucking contender is in the ufc for the 185 belt
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Are you fucking retarded? have you seen vera fight lately? dude would not draw shit.
UFCinCALGARY- December 11, 2008 at 9:30 pm
lets get an April card in Calgary! Silva vs Vera
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 8:57 pm
he needs to fight gsp and the winner of ufc 92
Wildcard- December 11, 2008 at 7:20 pm
Listen Anderson needs to fight fucking Bisping next, afer that he needs to fight the loser of the LWH championship match, after that Demian Maia (he will lose). Then he needs to fight GSP
babcock- December 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm
I sure fucking hope he does not waste one of his remaining fights on Thales fucking Leites are you serious?? This guy barely beat Nate Marquardt cuz He got piledrived that match would be an absolute joke i would rather see him fight hendo again ugh. I so hope GSP beats Penn and we see the super duper fight for the Pound for pound title
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 5:42 pm
What the fuck are you idiots doing? I said post a new fucking fight of the week. Right now.
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Didn't Anderson say he wanted to fight on the UFN card (last night)? I know there was uproar from his fans.. what a joke, if he waits until April
sqoooze- December 11, 2008 at 5:01 pm
agreeing with clozer on that one, if he does lose, the competive edge will most likely come back. because it just appears that he is bored, and the talent in the middleweight division isnt challenging him enough. if he loses, i think he will reconsider retirement
emo sux- December 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm
i hope he waits till April and fights at 205 against the winner and the loser of The Ultimate Fighter Finale...