Ed Soares Named President of Resurrection Fighting Alliance

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SmileR
8/14/12 5:40:47PM
MMA Manager Ed Soares has been named the new president of Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Soares confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.

Soares, who manages the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and the Nogueira brothers, will continue to manage his stable of fighters, along with his partner Jorge Guimaraes.

"We still have a management business," Soares said. "This announcement has no bearing on anything.

"I'm not relieving any of my responsibilities as a manager, I'm just taking on a little more responsibility elsewhere."

Soares noted that if a fighter he represents would be courted by RFA in the future Guimaraes will negotiate the deal with the promotion and he will remove himself from the equation.

"I'm really excited to step into another chapter of a my life," Soares said. "I come from a promotional background from running various promotions, and I'm excited to get back in there."


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SmileR
8/14/12 5:44:29PM
Soares in my opinion is a sleazy dude but even I can't believe he's said this wont have any effect on the fighters he manages.

Thats like taking a job as the president of the vegetarian society and saying "My love of bacon and steak has no bearing on me being president."

He's a chump and if I was Dana or one of the Fertitta's I'd be pissed!
FlashyG
8/14/12 5:50:09PM
So basically Ed Soares is entering M1 Global territory.

I'm sure this will go well.
george112
8/14/12 5:54:33PM

Posted by FlashyG

So basically Ed Soares is entering M1 Global territory.

I'm sure this will go well.




I agree.

Wont be long before you hear rumors of him trying to get one of clients to fight for it.
frizzzlecake
8/14/12 6:13:20PM
no way his clients in the UFC would go to the RFA. It's not where the moneys at.
lohmann
8/14/12 6:40:52PM

Posted by FlashyG

So basically Ed Soares is entering M1 Global territory.

I'm sure this will go well.



Or Dana White territory. White was an agent-manager when the UFC was bought by the Fertittas; he avoided controversy intelligently by moving away from the management business though.

This could be interesting, and I hope Soares realizes where the money is at for his own group. Hopefully he does not turn out to be another Ken Pavia.
FastKnockout
8/14/12 9:11:27PM
Wonder how long thls has been planned? Might be why some of his fighters have left.
tcunningham
8/15/12 12:23:59AM
Don King, er..... I mean Ed Soars is trying to become the dana white of Brazil. next thing you know he'll start having drama with the fighters he manages.
Adrenaline
8/15/12 7:02:46AM
Doesn't Resurrection Fighting Alliance know that they could have hired an app they got on iTunes for $10 instead of Soares?