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Backstage With Ed Soares

Ed Soares is one of the most recognizable and influential managers in mixed martial arts. With a stable of fighters that includes the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jose Aldo, Junior dos Santos and the Nogueira brothers, Soares has quickly put together one of the most impressive list of clients in the entire sport.

And just 48 hours before before UFC 117 in Oakland, which featured both Silva and dos Santos, MMA Fighting sat down with Soares in the latest installment of our "Backstage" series.

Watch below as Soares discusses how he got into MMA, Silva's performance at UFC 112, his relationship with Dana White and much more.

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