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Total Jinx Alert: Soares Wants Anderson Silva to Retire ‘Undefeated in the UFC’


("On our way in here, we totally walked under a ladder. Anybody got an umbrella? Pop that shit open." PicProps: Us.)

In other sports, they have rules about this kind of thing. In baseball, dude has a perfect game going, you’re not allowed to go anywhere near him in the dugout, let alone fuck around and say some dumb shit like, “Hey, Nolan! I sure hope you can close out this perfect game!” In football, whenever you hear a play-by-play announcer say something about how a kicker hasn’t missed a field goal all year, well, you pretty much know what’s coming next, right? In MMA these rules seemingly don’t apply, as manager Ed Soares made a recent appearance on MMA Weekly radio and spoke with an apparent disregard for Anderson Silva’s current 12-fight win-streak in the Octagon, and 13 consecutive victories overall.

“In a perfect world, I’d like to see Anderson retire going undefeated in the UFC,” Soares said. “If I could have my perfect world, that’s what I would love to see.”

Well shit, Ed, you unbelievable jinx, you.  If Silva goes out and immediately drops the strap to Vitor Belfort next month, I guess we know who to blame …


In fact, now it seems a lot more understandable that most of the fighters polled in a recent UFC.com video indicated they think Vitor’s got this. Hey Ed, while you’re at it, why don’t you say something grandiose about the possibility of a fight between Silva and Georges St. Pierre, just to make sure you queer that deal, too.

“I think it’s a fight the world wants to see and I think it could be one of the biggest fights of all time,” Soares said.

Goddamn it.

The only other newsworthy comment to come out of Soares’ talk with Weekly was his estimation that Silva’s got about two years and “five or six” fights left in the tank before he decides to call it quits:  “Whether people like it or not, he’s in the later phase of his career. I could see him fighting for another two years, for sure …,” he said. “He’s probably got a good five or six fights left to do, I believe.”

If Soares is correct, that would make Silva 37 years old and a veteran of somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 professional MMA fights by the time it’s all said and done. In other words, pretty long in the tooth, in fighter years. If “The Spider” can run that table without somebody hanging another L on his record somewhere, we’ll be impressed.

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Carl Sagan- January 27, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Haters gonn' hate.

"How quickly all the nuthuggers forget how Sonnen smashed him for 4.75 rounds...
I think the answer to the Anderson Silva question has been laid out before everyone. Remember when everybody learned that Lesnar no likey face punch against Carwin even though he pulled off the W? His next fight? Face punched into a fetal position."

You're logic is flawed. I believe that implying that Lesnar's Achilles heal is anywhere near similar to Anderson's weakness (to wrestlers) will somehow make him a less exciting fighter is unwarranted. I think precisely because we saw Lesnar get pummeled by Carwin for a round and pull out the W he became more intriguing. He showed heart and it made him more entertaining. The parallel here is that because we saw Anderson (for the first time) get dominated, he will now be more fun to watch than ever. Also, remember that this was the first fight in a long time that Anderson wasn't so dominant that he was bored. His mile wide win streak is incredible and is the longest running inside the octagon. Ever. Show a little respect, what you're witnessing is history.

"But this Anderson Silva guy...who was dominated and saved by a triangle shaped miracle...somehow still gets the people thinking he is invincible. If you still cant figure it out...just kill yourself."

The stuff legends are made of. Silva sank that triangle armbar, deep in the fifth of a fight he was losing badly. We've seen that a wrestler with a strong top game can possibly beat "The Spider." Now let's see someone (Okami) step up and do it. When (if) it happens (or doesn't) we'll all be watching and loving every minute of it.

"Fuck this guy. You hear me Anderson you english speaking muthafucker? FUUUUUCK YOU and the 3 of your last 4 fights that sucked and blew like mega maid. I hope you sit on your nuts."

You're wrong. But lol at the Spaceballs reference.

Win Chael Sonnen Submission (Triangle Armbar) 5 3:10
Win Demian Maia Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00
Win Forrest Griffin KO (Punch) 1 3:23
Win Thales Leites Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00


"I figure fuck it, while I'm at it why not just shoot Ed Soares, take his job, give it to his Chael Sonnen, hike up ticket prices, powerbomb a village, club cecil peoples, hit the hash pipe with Nick Diaz and join the National Guard? I could be the next middleweight Champion."

This paragraph won me over and brought the lulz
Nut Puncher 9000- January 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm
How quickly all the nuthuggers forget how Sonnen smashed him for 4.75 rounds...
I think the answer to the Anderson Silva question has been laid out before everyone. Remember when everybody learned that Lesnar no likey face punch against Carwin even though he pulled off the W? His next fight? Face punched into a fetal position. But this Anderson Silva guy...who was dominated and saved by a triangle shaped miracle...somehow still gets the people thinking he is invincible. If you still cant figure it out...just kill yourself.

Fuck this guy. You hear me Anderson you english speaking muthafucker? FUUUUUCK YOU and the 3 of your last 4 fights that sucked and blew like mega maid. I hope you sit on your nuts.

I figure fuck it, while I'm at it why not just shoot Ed Soares, take his job, give it to Chael Sonnen, hike up ticket prices, powerbomb a village, club cecil peoples, hit the hash pipe with Nick Diaz and join the National Guard? I could be the next middleweight Champion.
tjbaron- January 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm
What is Anderson doing in this picture. Is he holding an invisible microphone? He mocks reporters now, too?
Lane31- January 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Vitor all the way! No luck needed!
ghostboner- January 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Way to go Ed "Herpes" Sores. I want Anderson to have his only loss be to Chuck. Then he can retire.
mt59801- January 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm
in a perfect world sonnen would have had the balls(the actual testicles) of a man between his legs and he would've been smart enough to practice a little greg jackson lay and pray in the last 60 seconds of his fight
topdog- January 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm
@RwilsonR Your Anderson seems to be channeling Mike Tyson. I love it. War Silva!!!
noizy- January 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Superstitious nonsense. I know CP isn't the place to make reasonable comment, but I'll take the flak. :P Most win streak have an end (given that the next fight, or pitch, or swing doesn't have a 100% change of success; which it never does). To assume saying something about a win streak has any causal effect is obviously ridiculous. It's a post-hoc fallacy (A happened before B, therefore A caused B). To blame the jinxer as the cause of something is a convenient way to externalize failure and no own up to it. Anyway. Everyone knows it's all BS deep down inside, but sports is a field where irrationality is somewhat acceptable because its causes and effects are so complicated, we want to bring it down to simple factors: he choked, he respected him too much, he's not what he used to be, ...
Whatever. GO SPIDERMAN! GO VITOR. May the best man (on that particular night) win.
Smitty- January 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm
@ knucklesamitch
Well said dog!
@ Mir please
There is no one in this freakin WORLD named Lyoto Machina.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Burrito has a point.
Chri534.- January 27, 2011 at 10:57 am
You should have left out everything except the last two paragraphs. Soares has been saying the same line about wanting Silva to retire undefeated in the UFC for years now.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2011 at 9:54 am
From the interview in that picture, Ed Soares translates, "Anderson says that he doesn't mind fighting Vitor Belfort, because he is the champion and he will fight whoever the UFC puts in front of him. He says he is just concerned about putting on good fights for the fans."

What Anderson actually said:

"I want to rip out Vitor's heart and feed it to him. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children."
Yazloz18- January 27, 2011 at 9:45 am
No one getting cut after Fight for the Troops. Not much to talk about, just CP putting a comedic slant on an otherwise mundane story
topdog- January 27, 2011 at 9:42 am
In a perfect world my house and car would be paid off by 2012...Not! Anderson's little spiders will be webbing the octagon before that shit happens. Seriously though this will be the Spiders biggest test in a long time. Not considering Chaelgate? But wait....Vitor has been busted before?
El Famous Burrito- January 27, 2011 at 9:38 am
After he beats Vitor, who is going to challenge him?

GSP is the only person I can think of who will give him a good fight and I still think Silva wins that one.
blackboxmma- January 27, 2011 at 9:32 am
I love the spider but the writing is on the wall for him to lose soon if not in 2 weeks
LOKI- January 27, 2011 at 9:28 am
Expecting Jezus, every day bro...

trumps the idea of Anderson retiring from UFC undefeated in rediculousness. By a lot.
Mir please break Brocks neck- January 27, 2011 at 9:19 am
I think Tito Ortiz can beat Anderson Silva....

Yeah....and Lyoto Machina should open a car wash in Haiti!

Not!
knucklesamitch- January 27, 2011 at 9:00 am
I love how people comment on blogs about how shit "isn't news"...If there is such a great piece of hot news that CP hasn't reported on, then why don't you do us all a favor and break the story for us?
budsellers- January 27, 2011 at 8:59 am
i would like to see him retire undefeated with 18-20 victories in the ufc too... it would be awesome to see him finish vitor early and move on to a 5 round war with gsp later this year. no matter who wins that fight, anderson should then move up to 205 and dominate that division taking on fighters like jackson, evans, rua or couture(in any order) and to possibly win the 205 belt in 1 of those fights. after all that, he could retire as the best ufc hall of famer ever. he could also choose to have a war with jones and retire after that fight, but i bet he only chooses that if jones has the belt and that would be a much riskier fight to lose.
RearNakedSpoon- January 27, 2011 at 8:57 am
So Vitor is going to catch Silva with a flying reverse gogoplata, you heard it here first.
gabrielb- January 27, 2011 at 8:54 am
i heard ed soares accused the black cat that crossed his path of juicin.
youenjoyzedella- January 27, 2011 at 8:53 am
An article about how a manager doesn't want his fighter to lose.... "HOT NEWS GUYS!!! We better make sure we put this on CP pronto!!"

Makes me suddenly yearn for more Jens Pulver news. Is there really nothing else to talk about?
Kimbos Bread- January 27, 2011 at 8:51 am
In a perfect world I'd posses the kavorka.
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