Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez : “If he didn’t want to stand-up with me he’s not going to do it with Cigano, I see Cigano winning again." | UFC News

June 9, 2012 1:08 pm 60 Comments

By Jamie McAllister

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in an interview with TATAME.

Bigfoot was recently defeated by Velasquez at UFC 146 and this marked his second defeat on the bounce moving Silva to (16-4) overall.

However fresh off his defeat Bigfoot does not think Velasquez has what it takes to contend with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos. Bigfoot also predicts the same outcome as the first bout with Dos Santos coming out on top again.

“If he didn’t want to stand-up with me he’s not going to do it with Cigano. I guess Cigano will also be very alert to Velasquez’s takedowns. From where I’m standing, I see Cigano winning again.”

When questioned by TATAME about a potential bout with Frank Mir who also lost at UFC 146 Bigfoot says he would not think twice about accepting the bout.

“It would be great. He’s a tough guy, a submitter and at a great position on the rank. Mir is a big name in the UFC, but I’m up to whatever UFC decides for me. After my fight I talked to Dana White and said I would fight whoever they thought that was best.”

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