After Anderson Silva’s KO loss to Chris Weidman, Dana White declared during the post-fight press conference that the result had essentially nixed all the potential superfights they had been eyeing, but the Brazilian’s manager Ed Soares still believes they are a possibility.
“I think the superfights are still on the table,” Soares told the Sherdog Radio Network this week. “I think right now the superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman.
“If he comes back and beats Chris Weidman. I don’t see the reason why the superfights can’t happen.”
Prior to his loss a ‘superfight’ with light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones had looked like the frontrunner, with both ‘Bones’ and Silva appearing willing to consider it. On the other hand, the other potential opponent the UFC had in mind, welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre, was as aloof as ever when asked about it, suggesting that he was in no hurry to do so.
While Soares seems open to the idea, it’d be interesting to know where Silva stands on the matter now. Just a few weeks ago the 38 year-old appeared to be invincible, but after suffering the first KO of his career he may not be quite as eager to step into the Octagon with a force of nature like Jones.
As Soares says though, it’s not a discussion that necessarily needs to happen right away – Silva won’t get his rematch with Weidman until the end of December anyway and a lot could change between now and then for both fighters.
I do believe there is the appetite amongst fans to see such a fight if he is able to avenge his loss however, and I doubt it’ll take much for Dana White to warm back up to the idea either.