Talking with David Kano of The Hollywood MMA Show, Anderson Silva‘s longtime manager Ed Soares gives some insight into the former champ’s situation following the devastating injury he suffered against Chris Weidman at UFC 168 last month. He believes Silva will make a full recovery and return to the Octagon, but also gives credit where credit is due:
“Regardless, he [Chris Weidman] won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition, and you know what, you have to congratulate him. What he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do. One of them is knock out Anderson Silva, and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice.
“Nobody’s ever done that, so congratulations to him. Regardless if it’s controversial, people are always going to say things. And yeah there’s something. But at the end of the day, he went out there, he competed, and he won the fight. And congratulations. And he should be respected. Because he was counted out both times. Chris Weidman should be respected.”
What do you think, should Silva try to return to fighting (he’ll be 39 in April) or is his legacy solidified and it’s time to move on?