Ed Soares Discusses His Goals For Resurrection Fighting Alliance
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.20.2013
- Ed Soares recently spoke about his goals for Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Here are the highlights…
On His Goals With Resurrection Fighting Alliance: "My vision for this is, I want to build a developmental league for guys who want to move up into the UFC. That's what my goal is."
On Losing Fighters He Develops: "I don't really look at it like I'm losing them," he said. "If they go off to the UFC, to me, I still look at like, hey, that was an RFA fighter that fights in there. Hopefully he'll become super successful in the UFC and that will give more credibility to our event. ... We're not trying to tie up fighters. We're not trying to keep them from advancing their careers. We're really, truly here as a developmental league to try to bring guys up. And also, when guys get cut from the UFC and they want to test to see where they're at in the game, it's a place where guys who are veterans can test themselves against the guys who are coming up to see if they really have it still or if maybe they should think about doing something else for a living."
What if a Contracted Fighter Gets a UFC Offer?: "I let him go, man. That, to me, would be a success. That's our goal. We want the guys who want to fight in the UFC."