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Anderson Silva’s Manager Says Champ Has Four Fights Left

If Chael Sonnen is going to get his rematch with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, it is likely going to take away from a super-fight down the road for “The Spider.”

Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, told SporTV (thanks to BloodyElbow for transcribing) that Silva has just a handful of fights left before the pound-for-pound king hangs it up.

“Sonnen would make a big fight, as would Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, but we should recognize that Anderson only has around four fights left in his career,” Soares said.

Silva is 36 years old, and many feel that his recent shoulder injury is a direct result of the many battles that he has contested inside the Octagon. Sonnen, who was defeated by Silva last year, called out the champion following his recent victory over Brian Stann.

“Let’s see what the big boss is going to do,” Soares said. “My opinion is that he (Sonnen) had his chance and tapped, he should go back to the end of the line. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort. They’re great fighters, but they had their chance.”

While nothing has been made official, UFC President Dana White has gone on record saying he would be stupid to not make Silva-Sonnen II due to the personal nature of the fight.