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Manager says Silva is willing to take on GSP after UFC 112

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TSN.ca Staff
1/22/2010 1:01:20 PM
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Anderson "The Spider" Silva remains undefeated in his UFC career. His ten-fight winning streak is the longest in UFC history, putting his name in every conversation about the world's best pound-for-pound fighter.

The current middleweight champion has been so dominant since joining the UFC in 2006 that he may need to venture outside of his weight class to find a challenge, something his manager Ed Soares claims he is more than willing to do.

Soares was a guest on HDNet's "Inside MMA" which will air tonight, and didn't back down when asked about Silva's potential future outside of the middleweight division.

"He wants to be involved in the biggest fights possible," Soares told Inside MMA. "Whether it be GSP, whether it be at light-heavyweight, or whether it could even be at heavyweight. It doesn't make a difference."

When asked if Silva will ever get a shot at a super fight with welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre, Soares was quick to respond.

"I think it's GSP that gets a shot at him," he joked.

"If that GSP fight is something that the fans want to watch, and it's going to be a big pay-per-view, it's going to be a big fight, we'll take it," he stated with confidence.

Soares admitted that Silva's focus is on his next fight where he will defend his title against former light heavyweight champion Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

In his last appearance in the octagon, Silva dominated Forrest Griffin, winning by knock out in the first round of their clash at UFC 101. Silva originally secured the middleweight title by defeating Rich Franklin in 2006.

Anderson Silva (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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