Will Anderson Silva help coach TUF Brazil with Chael Sonnen or not?

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Whether or not Anderson Silva will help out Chael Sonnen as a guest coach on TUF Brazil 3 remains very much up in the air due to some conflicting statements.

The saga continues. When Chael Sonnen was announced as one of the TUF Brazil 3 coaches, he immediately said that he would ask former opponent and rival Anderson Silva to be a guest coach on his team. Some thought it was just a publicity thing, but Silva said he would consider it. Now in the lead up to Silva's UFC 168 rematch with Chris Weidman, things are all over the board. First Silva said that he wouldn't be able to do it on the conference call earlier this week:

"It is true I did get invited, but unfortunately I'm not in Brazil so I'm not going to be able to go down there and help," Silva told the media Tuesday. "But I think for the sport it would be something that would be great especially because all the guys competing are all Brazilian, so it would be great to go on either team and help them, but unfortunately I'm not going to be in Brazil and not going to be able to help."

That seems pretty firm. But on UFC Tonight, Silva's manager Jorge Guimaraes had a much different outlook of the situation (via Ariel Helwani):

"Anderson's Silva's manager said Anderson would like to take a month off after the fight against Chris Weidman, and he'd like team up with Chael on the show after the fight. His manager said he thinks it'd be really entertaining and thinks he'll do it."

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the deal is post-168. I'm guessing Anderson won't be on the show, but who knows.

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