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| | Soares: In Brazil, Anderson Silva a bigger star than Kobe and LeBron in U.S.
Soares: In Brazil, Anderson Silva a bigger star than Kobe and LeBron in U.S.
"Heís bigger than Kobe Bryant and LeBron James here," his manager Ed Soares said on Wednesday's edition of The MMA Hour. "He's bigger than that there. Itís crazy. Every time I go there, I don't think it can get any bigger, but he seems to get even bigger."
| Ed Soares: In Brazil, Anderson Silva a bigger star than Kobe and LeBron in U.S. - MMA Fighting
As of now, a fight with Jones seems to be something they're not considering. |
"We haven't really talked about it too much," he said. "I think if it needs to happen, itíll happen. We'll cross that bridge when it comes."
So, for the next month, Silva will await the result of the UFC 154 main event while soaking in his rising stardom. And the latter, it seems, is just as challenging as anything he does in the cage.
"He went from a guy who was a top fighter in the world, a top pound-for-pound fighter to just about everywhere he goes, everybody's like, 'Hey, champ, youíre the greatest. You're the best. Can I get you this? Can I get you that?' Itíll get anybody a little bit tripped out. I think heís kind of filling into the shoes that he's become. I think he's doing a great job with it. He's really kind of come full circle. I think he's handling it very well. He's kind of back to his roots. Itís very nice to see because there were some times when it started getting a little crazy."
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