Ed Soares

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Ed Soares
Born Redondo Beach, California, United States
Occupation MMA Manager, Businessman

Ed Soares is an American of Brazilian descent born in Redondo Beach, California to Brazilian parents.[1] He is known for being the manager of a number of Brazilian Mixed martial arts fighters, including Anderson Silva, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, José Aldo and Lyoto Machida.

Career[edit]

He is the former owner of the clothing company Sinister Brand, and is a business manager for approximately 20 MMA fighters, including former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida,[1] former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva,[1] UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo,[2] former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho,[1][3][4] former UFC Heavyweight title-contender Pedro Rizzo, former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira,[1] his twin brother UFC Light-Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira,[1] former StrikeForce Light-Heavyweight Champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante,.[1][5] He also often serves as a translator for his fighters in post-fight interviews.

Heavyweight fighter Junior Dos Santos was a longtime client of Ed Soares, but announced on his website and Facebook page that he was no longer under his management in June 2011,[6] shortly before he won the UFC Heavyweight Title.

Additionally, Soares is co-founder of the Black House MMA fighting team, where many of his fighters train.[1][7] As he is the manager for several of the highest profile fighters in mixed martial arts, he is currently considered one of the most influential managers in the sport.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Exclusive Interview: Ed Soares". Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/384216-wec-48-jose-aldo-gets-a-leg-up-on-uriah-faber-runs-him-out-of-arco
  3. ^ http://www.mmamania.com/2010/1/28/1273842/ed-soares-junior-dos-santos-is
  4. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/6/24/1534972/usat-sbn-june-mma-consensus
  5. ^ http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/06/30/muhammed-king-mo-lawal-vs-rafael-fejao-cavalcante-set-for-august-21-strikeforce-in-houston/
  6. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/752903-ufc-breaking-news-junior-dos-santos-leaves-manager-ed-soares
  7. ^ http://www.uofcombat.com/mma/professional-mma/fighters-trainers-at-black-house-all-part-of-the-family-says-ed-soares-02-2010.html
  8. ^ Kevin Iole. "Soares soars to power-broker status". YAHOO! Sports. Retrieved 2009-11-01.