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Tuesday, 06/11/2013, 07:40 am

Antonio Silva is trying to get medical clearance to fight Thiago Silva at light heavyweight

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC), is reportedly headed to see his doctor, in hopes of getting medically cleared to make a potential drop to 205-pounds in an effort to score a fight with former friend Thiago Silva.

According to “Bigfoot”, he is not looking for a run at the title, he just wants to kick Thiago Silva’s ass! Here’s what the Big Man had to say in an interview with Fighters Only:

“I used to visit his house and he did mine, I was something of a brother to him and he simply stabbed me in the back and cheated me. He said I’m upset because he left ATT, but he knows its not because of that why I’m mad. I thought he was a coward. Many fighters perform at different weight classes, for example Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson. I personally will attend the doctors to see if I am able to lose weight without spoiling my health. If can do it, I will drop weight to make this fight for sure. All I want to do is just fight him because words won’t make him change. He’s mentally sick, we’re completely different people. I am a family guy. I respect my father, mother, wife, I treat my friends well, without pulling their legs, and I don’t take drugs.”

“Bigfoot” Silva last saw action at UFC 160, where he fought for the UFC heavyweight title in a rematch with Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC). Unfortunately for Antonio, the result was the same as in their first contest, with Velasquez earning a quick TKO finish over the Brazilian.

“Bigfoot” now has his eyes set on the pot-smoking, power-puncher, Thiago Silva (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), who is coming off a KO win over Rafael Cavalcante at this past weekends UFC on FUEL TV 10 event.

The former friends (Thiago and Antonio) used to train together at American Top Team, but that time spent together seems to be long forgotten.

Thiago told media members at last Saturday night’s post-fight press conference that he would gladly entertain a fight against the larger foe, but only if Silva was able to drop the necessary baggage and come down to his world.

Do you think “Bigfoot” has any chance of making 205lbs? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!


38 Responses to “Antonio Silva is trying to get medical clearance to fight Thiago Silva at light heavyweight”

  1. Thom1 says:

    haha yeah right, his head alone weighs more than Thiago, the dude couldnt even make heavyweight back in the day, there’s literally no way he could cut like 70 pounds.

  2. Magoo says:

    Even IF he was able to cut to 205 Thiago would thrash him!

  3. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    “I don’t take drugs” Oh really? Except for the occassional shot of boldenone ofcourse….

  4. KIDD433 says:

    This is really stupid on Bigfoots part.In all honesty if he wants to settle the score with Thiago,He’d be better off going to Thiago’s house knocking on his door and settling the score on Thiago’s porch.Sounds way out,but there’d be much less risk in that than trying to cut 80 pounds.And it’s not like Thiago is going to call the cops or press charges.

  5. Broman says:

    Bigfoot pls

  6. GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    First things First Bigfoot you will need to go visit the best head shrinker in world to try and at least get your head down to normal size. Why not do what KIDD433 said and just go to his front door and get your ass kicked at 280 lbs rather than kill yourself to lose weight and get your ass kicked even worse in front of millions of people. Thiago would take BIGIDIOT out in less than 2 minutes flat. BIGIDIOT has no chin and flops when someone barely tags him.

  7. Mak says:

    All you donkeys ever do is comment negative shit! Grow up boys and girls and give these fighters some respect! Try doing there jobs, I bet they’d small every single one of you shit talkers! Lmao maybe for once try commenting positive stuff or like the saying goes if you don’t have anything nice to say them shut the fuk up!!!!

  8. Ty says:

    I don’t see Bigfoot being able to safely make the cut. They could always do a catch weight if they are serious about this fight.

  9. GRT 3000 says:

    Wholly fack…as if. This guy is like 270 lbs! 1/3 in bone structure & melon. How’s he going to lose that?!

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