"It makes no sense at all. Chael is as deserving as anybody for that next title shot. The bottom line is it doesn’t matter what I think and it doesn’t matter what Ed thinks. It matters what Dana (White) thinks. Ed’s not the matchmaker, I’m not the matchmaker, you’re not the matchmaker. Joe Silva and Dana White make the matches. Ed’s saying some personal things about Chael and I don’t think Ed or I are in a position where it’s good to throw insults at anybody. I think Ed’s a good guy that’s maybe got caught up a little emotionally himself with some of the things Chael has said about Anderson. It’s just better in my opinion if we leave that to the fighters."
Remember last week's comments from Anderson Silva's manager, Ed Soares, who said Chael Sonnen didn't deserve a rematch and should be sent to the back of the 185-pound line? Well, that didn't sit well with Sonnen’s manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Incorporated, who told MMA Weekly it's up to Dana White and Joe Silva to decide who "The Spider" will fight, not the Brazilian's manager. Silva was trounced for four-and-a-half rounds back at UFC 117 before pulling out a fight-ending triangle choke to secure the fifth round submission win and retain his belt. There was talk of an immediate rematch prior to Sonnen's TRT issues with the CSAC, but he eventually returned (following a suspension) to the Octagon in winning fashion, choking out the hard-hitting Brian Stann at UFC 136 on Oct. 8. How about it Maniacs, "Silva vs. Sonnen II" over the Super Bowl weekend? Or did you have someone else in mind? Opinions, please.