According to a report by a Brazilian blog, Ed Soares sees a way for Chris Weidman to secure a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva: face him in Brazil.
“Anderson has told me that he really wants to fight in Brazil again,” Soares said. “Weidman himself once told me that this fight would be interesting to do there. So, I think that’s what should happen.”
Weidman has been pushing hard for a match with Silva, and even UFC president Dana White recently stated that the undefeated fighter is an option for “The Spider.”
Silva’s last match took place in Brazil, as he defeated Stephan Bonnar in a non-title fight. Silva has competed in Brazil just twice since joining the UFC, as he also defeated Yushin Okami in Rio de Janeiro back in 2011.
“I have nothing against Chris, I think (he’s) a great person,” Soares said. “But if you ask anyone, no one knows who he is. They’ll have to spend a lot of money promoting this fight. Anderson has more title defenses than he has fights as a professional.”
Currently, there are no scheduled events for the UFC in Brazil, but that is likely to change as we grow closer to summer. A second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil is set to take place later this year, with the finale to be held in Brazil.