Morning Report: Ed Soares still believes Anderson Silva would beat Jon Jones in superfight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA manager and promoter Ed Soares hasn't changed his tune since seeing longtime client and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva lose his strap. Calling The Spider the G.O.A.T. for years, Soares' faith in the former champ hasn't been rattled following his knockout loss to Chris Weidman.

"I believe Anderson is the best fighter on the planet, period,' says Soares. "Any weight class. I believe he has a bigger danger to any fighter he faces than any fighter has towards him. Can he be beat? Of course he can be beat. Anybody can be beat, but you put him against any fighter in any weight class and I think he has a better chance of beating them than they do beating him."

As for the ill-fated superfight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Soares still believes his man has what it takes to be the first man to put down 'Bones.'

"I think he'll beat him. I do think Anderson can beat Jon Jones. Not taking anything away from Jon Jones. Incredible athlete, but he doesn't have the experience and I think a well-trained Anderson Silva would beat Jon Jones."

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Mousasi-Machida? Gegard Mousasi says he wants to 'make an impact' in the middleweight division against Lyoto Machida.

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MEDIA STEW

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UFC Fight Night 30 post-fight presser highlights.

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Lyoto Machida KO's Mark Munoz.

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Alexander Sarnavskiy vs. Ricardo Tirloni at Bellator 105.

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Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl at WSOF 6.

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RFA 10 highlights.

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UFC fan Q&A with Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping, Conor McGregor.

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TWEETS

As always, make sure to check out our 'Pros react' piece from this weekend's UFC Fight Night 30.

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Together again.

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At least the rematch is happening.

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No Vitor?

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Feels good.

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And not so good.

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Might be counting for quite some time.

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Sacrilege?

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Halloween.

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announced this weekend (Oct. 25-27 2013)

cancelled TIto Ortiz vs. Quinton Jackson at Bellator 106

cancelled Cheick Kongo vs. Vinicius Queiroz at Bellator 106 and Bellator 107

cancelled Ian McCall vs. Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 9

cancelled Karo Parisyan vs. Cristiano Souza at Bellator 106

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night London

Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night London

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via leriksson.

WMMA October Recap Part 2: Evil Eye Edges Kaufman

Action from the last two weeks of October, and videos for all non-UFC fights again, woo. hoo.

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A rough viewing priority ranking

1. Gonzalez/Casey

2. Clark/Cifers, Lim/Osman

3. Yamaguchi/Vidonic

4. Kianzad/Dudieva

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140lbs: Pannie Kianzad def. Milana Dudieva via unanimous decision

I knew I should not have included this fight in my preview, but I did. So, my suggestion is don't watch it. It felt like a no name ultimate fighter level fight. Also, there were no commentators and barely any noise from the arena. Both fighters grappling were sloppy and I'm not looking forward to either of their next fight. Unless, Kianzad makes the move to 135. Kianzad wearing a low cut sports bra didn't seem like the best choice for an MMA fight (sort of like Ronda's sports bra against Carmouche). No wardrobe malfunction.

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Check out the rest of the post here.

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