Ed Soares Admits Anderson Might Have Clowned Around Too Much

It has to be tough for Ed Soares, who represents just about every major Brazilian fighter not named Vitor or Shogun, to deal with all of the insanity that he does. He handles it pretty well, though. Anderson Silva is obviously his biggest name client and he has long been the English-speaking mouthpiece for the fighter that the UFC calls the G.O.A.T.

So for Ed Soares to come out and say that Anderson might have gone too far, that is a pretty big deal. He appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA hour yesterday and said just that.

“I think he went out there and was taunting him and doing certain things Anderson does once in awhile,” Soares said. “There’s a possibility he may have taken it too far this time. And unfortunately he wasn’t able to walk away with the W.

“You move left when you should have moved right, and your night can end,” Soares said. “Unfortunately, Anderson has a tendency to walk on that tightrope of taking risks. It’s part of the reason people like to watch him fight is because he takes those type of risks. Unfortunately, Saturday night, didn’t go his way.

“People have all these conspiracy theories,” Soares said. “It’s stupid. It’s nonsense. Yeah … I plan to get knocked out. C’mon. Who plans to get knocked out like that? If he was planning to do that that, why wouldn’t he just have tapped to the leglock? C’mon. I’m going to plan to get knocked out? That’s ridiculous. Anderson doesn’t like to lose, he just got knocked out. Take nothing away from Chris Weidman. ‘Oh, that was a lucky shot.’ Well, you know what? 100 percent of the punches you don’t throw, don’t land. He threw a punch and it landed.”