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Friday, 06/01/2012, 07:41 am

"Bigfoots" Manager Calling For Ban On Elbows | UFC NEWS

“Just got back to Brazil, was in the air, and only now found out about the uproar my comments on MMAJunkie Radio created, so I would like to clarify: I have seen way worse cuts then the one Cain inflicted on Bigfoot. The problem with this particular cut was not the size or anything, but the profuse bleeding into Bigfoot’s eyes. This is not an excuse, it is a fact. I am not here saying that wasn’t for the cut , Bigfoot would have won, nor I am making an excuse. What I am saying, again, is a fact. Had not been the cut, the fight most probably would have gone on, who knows what the outcome might have been, maybe Cain would have won anyways, maybe not. I also think that elbows on the ground should not be allowed. For the most part, they cause cuts, which are different then Kos, Tkos or Subs. They also tend to make a bloody mess, sometimes from relatively minor damage, and this does not help MMA as it tends to alienate many people to the sport. I didn’t mean in no way to diminish Cain’s victory, or make an excuse for Bigfoot’s defeat, but simply state a fact that myself, and anyone else who watched the fight, witnessed.”

The manager of the man they call “Bigfoot”, Mr. Alex Davis, took to’s underground forums to call for a rule change in Mixed Martial Arts.

One of the biggest stars under his roster (literally), Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was rendered with an inability to see this past weekend when a sharp elbow from Cain Velasquez cut the former EliteXC heavyweight champion open.

The entire “Bigfoot” camp has spent all week proclaiming that the lucky shot changed the fight but they apparently aren’t stopping with the “luck card” and now would like to see a rule change. (Which will never happen by the way.)

Sour grapes or do they have a point?


85 Responses to “"Bigfoots" Manager Calling For Ban On Elbows | UFC NEWS”

  1. Nick says:

    We might as well ban overhand rights since they cause concussions, right? Stop bitchin about elbows or stop fighting -.-

    • Reality says:

      I’m surprised he didn’t say the ref should have stopped the fight sooner so his fighter wouldn’t take excess unnecessary damage. To say ban elbows is a misguided thing to say. I believe it was illegal in Strikeforce before though so maybe that’s where his argument comes from. He can join other organizations where elbows are illegal to resolve his issue.

    • DAMN! says:

      Ban Elbows! Unban Footstomps!

    • andrew says:

      im with you on that one bro they need to stop bitching. look at diego sanchez he gets really f!@K up and is still able to pull out a win

  2. norcal santa cruz says:

    i smell tuna
    f*c#ing p^ssies

  3. norcal santa cruz says:

    bigfoot, fire your manager

  4. Kenneth Ash says:

    Excuses. Blame Big Foot for not defending himself well on the ground that night. I’m sure if the tables were turned, Big Foot’s manager wouldn’t be thinking of banning elbows.

  5. Jc says:

    Not only was Bigfoot dominated with ease now his manager is arguing about the way he got beat. Butch please

  6. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Ass whippin’s cause losses. Let’s ban them too!

  7. david says:

    i wish these fucking whiny ass babies would shut the fuck up, why doesnt this fucking idiot say “id like to ban anything that creates a situation where my fighter might lose” fucking idiot

  8. Xaninho says:

    This is ridiculous! He lost, elbows are a part of MMA. Now this guy needs to shut the fuck up, cause people will start disliking Bigfoot for this whiny bullshit.

  9. Chris says:

    Kicks can cause those cuts too (BJ vs Sanchez).

  10. jake says:

    wow he went from Bigfoot to bigbaby. Go cry to your mom silva

  11. Tenderfoot Silva says:

    This is the big leagues, ! If you can’t handle it then go back to Strikeforce where there are no elbows!

  12. jake says:

    He got beat up in strikeforce maybe he should join a circus side show.

  13. Jeffrey says:

    F it! I’m fine with them banning elbows if they allow head stomps and soccer kicks to a downed opponent! Bring it back baby! Pride!

  14. Thekingze says:

    This guy is definitely retarded….. I say have his manager fight Anderson’s !

  15. DMAC says:


  16. julian671 says:

    They should mind as well Ban kicking to the head because that hurts, and punching the rib because they cause internal bleeding, and ban punching the head, and, and and and…

    Gawd, Just when I started to like Bigfoot. I never knew how much of a soar loser he really is

  17. jake says:

    Bigfoot was just upset that he has a scar and now it shatterd his dreams of becoming a GQ model.

  18. cntybollax says:

    when mma started it was based on valetudo which was anything goes.
    it was basically a sanctioned street fight to see who the best fighter was.
    elbows gash up your face, its part of the game.
    if we are gonna ban elbows cos blood blinds you
    we gonna avoid arm bars because you cant punch with a broken arm?

    the whole point is to win by any means possible (within rules) if that means causing so much damage the other person cant see where the punches are coming from then so be it
    this guy is an idiot. his fighter is in with the bigboys now, ufc is the hardest and has been for time. cant take it then dont hang with them

  19. Tsimanga says:

    In a way he tells the truth. All elbows on the ground do is cause cuts and fight stoppages. Not sure if banning them is the right move though.

  20. AmirSadollahISBETTERTHANJONJONES says:

    Everybody is hating saying that this manager is a pussy and all that… I would like to remind you that he isn’t the first to make this suggestion. Even Joe Rogan said that he didn’t care all that much for elbows and that they didn’t bring that much to the sport… that the sport would be fine without elbows… and I’m not bothered at all by elbows being used… but Bigfoot’s manager has a valid point to, in that they can cause serious injuries which could easily be avoided… you guys are acting as if elbows are necessary for MMA to be interesting or that taking them away would somehow ruin the integrity of the sport… the sport is fine without them in my opinion… Strikeforce fights are entertaining without elbows on the ground… let’s try to be civilized buddys… and actually think both sides of an argument. You guys make MMA fans look stupid

    • reality223 says:

      joe rogan is a biased asshole to begin with. He is the least profesional commentator in sports. just because he does jujitsu with eddie bravo and has taken some striking lessons doesnt give him legitamite insight that a real fighter has. Kenny Florain although his voice is annoying has more depth to his commentary. in the fact of elbows they are a very powerful weapon. look at the stipic and del rosario fight on the same card. stipic used elbows and destroyed del roasrio. del rosario did have cuts but the blood didnt spew out like bigfoots. but the fight was stopped because the elbows pretty much put him unconcious. jon jones vs matyushinko. stevenson vs fisher, the list can go on and on how elbows have leveled people. and those fights were when they were taken on the ground. what about standing. anderson silva vs tony fricklund, urijah faber vs bowles.there was also a great elbow knockout on the ultimate fighter this season. people need to quit bitching and trying to sound holier than though.

    • Ryan M says:

      umm, not sure if you’ve fully thought this through, but everything about this sport can cause serious injury. There are numerous examples, such as elbows to the face, upkick’s to the nose such as Ben henderson with Frankie Edgar, Ronda Rousey’ tearing all the ligaments in Miesha tate’s arm, cain velasquez opening up a gash on bigfoot via elbow, BJ penn opening up a same size gash on Diego sanchez from a kick, fighters becoming unconscious from various chokes such as Frank mir’s choke on Check Kongo. Might point is, there’s generally nothing “safe” about this sport. Therefore if one method of inflicting damage is unjustifiable, that means they all are and all should be done away with. However, this can’t be the case and would take away from the sport we all enjoy to watch. And to clarify on your Joe Rogan comment, that night he seemed to be overly satisfied with Cane and even said cane’s performance was a “statement”, not mentioning that an elbow took anything away from his performance. So pretty much, yea look at both sides of the argument(its necessary) but also look at the BIG picture that involves the entire sport. Comments such as yours make MMA fans look stupid. That is all…..

  21. Clay says:

    Bigfoot could have thrown an elbow if he wasn’t too busy sucking.

  22. Michael Rountree II says:

    why cause Big Foot can defend them for nothing!!!!!

  23. the original steve says:

    oh shut the fuck up. boohoo ur fighter gets his ass fucking handed to him and you have to bitch

  24. Clay says:

    Bigfoot could have thrown an elbow if he wasn’t too busy sucking. Isn’t he the one that said “I’d rather fight Cain on the ground”

  25. All i did was read the headline and went directly to the comments.

  26. jon says:

    I think elbows on the ground should be ban. It wasnt allowed in strike force or pride. You have to look out for fighters safty. once they get a cut on the eye its more easier for that cut to open again.

  27. BobbyLemons says:

    I’d be fine with banning elbows, but only on the ground. I don’t feel they add much to the fight, and they do end many fights because of the blood, without which the fight would’ve continued…

  28. Secludedly says:

    There’s a reason Japan allows knees and kicks to a downed opponent and bans elbows. To avoid situations like this, yet still keep more of the legitimacy in the fight. I hate that international MMA rule. Elbows are cheap sometimes, and fighters use them as weapons to open up the opponent just to bleed them out so they can’t see(Kenny Florian for example). I hate how when someone is on the ground they end up forced to be defensive almost always because they are avoiding blood in the eyes from elbows. They don’t want to get cut. Let’s just curb stomp and knee bitches faces instead.

  29. Jason says:

    Bisping: ban Henderson because he kicked my ass.
    Machida: ban chokes because jones choked me out.
    Lesnar: ban takedown defense.

    Dana White: ban cry babies

  30. Chuck says:

    Boo hoo Silva and his manager. Take the loss and move on. No one wants to hear a bunch of bitchin. You’ll just lose fans that way.

  31. Lol says:

    This is a fucking fight crybaby bitches! Cain beat his ass so bad they want to ban some of the moves cain used on him. Lmfao. You can get cuts from a hook and a jab. Its offical i hate bigfoot and all his faggot ass management!!! They trying to turn the ufc to a pussy sport just like how the nfl is turning to two hand touch. I think its time for japan to open a new fight league pride rules!!

    • SICVIC says:

      I understand what he means by Bigfoot being cut and the fight possibly being different, but there is no way Bigfoot was gonna get up from under Cain. There are some people that dont like elbows for that very reason; (easy cut, fight over).Its weak for his manager to say so after the fight. BTW you mentioned bring back Pride but they didnt allow elbows for the reason i mentioned above.

    • Jdiddy3844 says:

      Yeah no elbows in pride rules brother! Its bs when a dr stops a fight when a fighter will continue! Pride was better bcuz fighters fought! Yellow cards for lack of fighting and NO ELBOWS were some of pride rules!

    • Cel415 says:

      change his name to Bitterfoot. sure do miss the pride rules tho^

  32. ant says:

    next they wont be able to kick or punch… its fighting if you dont like the rules then dont be involved

  33. mikey says:

    Elbows are the only real way to inflict damage while grappling, especially if ur on the bottom! Maybe he’d feel better if Cain only used hammer fists n rabbit punches!

  34. Nick says:

    Shut up, take the fucking loss and move the fuck on.

  35. Frankie says:

    If Bigfoot would have been taught to block elbows with his limbs instead of his big stupid face you bitch trainers wouldn’t be crying about it!!! Fuck off Bigfoot, u dumb looking Ogre!!

    • James says:

      I think it’s bullshit he’s trying to get rid of elbows. Dude got fucked up, but he might as well been fighting blind folded. Would have been a different fight if he could see. JDS will knock Cain out yet again…..

  36. Jmyers says:

    So we’re banning things you that are hard to defend? Someone tell Jose Aldo to stop with the leg kicks, Anthony Pettis can’t head kick from now on, GSP is gonna need to stop with that takedown nonsense, JDS can’t punch anymore, Anderson Silva’s just gonna stand in the center of the octagon and he’s not allowed to punch, kick, or defend himself, if Frank Mir even thinks about a submission attempt he’s gone, and we’re gonna put a leash on Diego Sanchez so he can’t keep coming at you… There we go now no one has to get hurt.

  37. Fedor says:

    Time for Bigfoot & his camp to change sports.

  38. brandon antony puluke mirante says:

    brah really banning elbows on the ground come on uve got to be fawking joking? maybe if ur boi moved more on the ground he wudnt have caught dat elbow, so insted of trying to get rid of it maybe u shud train ur fighter bettah u fawking scrubs

  39. Snoop says:

    The dr should of stopped it…refs judges and even the drs r whats wrong with mma

    • Mike cannon jr says:

      Dana white

      • Mike cannon jr says:

        Bigfoot got chin checked like 3 weeks before he was hand selected to move to the UFC … Think about that… Howany fighters get ktfo… And moved up to the big leagues?…. In a co main event.. KInda fight…. Their trying to sell u a product…. Idiots… Cain won fair and square …. Against a sub par… Chin….Cain doesn’t have the courage to stand and bang with Bigfoot fedor did… In fact he had big foot reaching for his legs… Just like Bigfoot had Cain grabbing for his …. This is the results of of being out classed on their feet…Bigfoot you got beat… Stfu…if u suck at striking .. Wrestle bitcheZ … Maybe u can get someone else to stop the fight… U know help u…Bigfoot got someone else to stop his fight with fedor on cuts and his eye… And then cries like a bitch … When Cain clearly didn’t need help to beat his ass limp… I think it was a ko… Not a tko … That fuqr was limp.. Out.. I fuqn hate Cain … But he deserves his props…. Man I hate sayin that… Let Bigfoot have a rubber match with Cain … So he can get his ass whooped again… I wanted Bigfoot to win… Cuz of my dislike for Cain….. Now I have sumone to dislike even more… Whoop his ass again Cain…. Please… Wanna hear him cry sumore… Ahahahahahaaaahahaha

  40. What an idiot.Both Bigfoot and his manager knew the Ufc allowed elbows on the ground before they came over to the Ufc.Stfu your fighter was soundly beaten within the rules.Like someone above already stated.You can be cut from punches kicks knee’s aswell as elbows.Fucking cry baby.

  41. James says:

    This is gonna be bigger than grease-gate. BJ should recommend Bigfoot some lawyers.

  42. Stainezblud says:

    UFC “as real as it gets” now stfu

  43. GreenTeaBagger says:

    Soon, they will ban everything and the only thing fighters can do is meet in the middle of the ring and slap hands like 5 year olds….

  44. CoCiO says:

    lol had it been cain that was cut and lost they’d be flooding these articles demanding a title shot and saying that it was the most dominant win in the HW division’s history -_-…just another BR who can’t accept a loss..

  45. mmapersonaljesus says:

    Only Slaps and hairpulling allowed!!

  46. Fortyb4five says:

    Cain would’ve beat his ass weather it stayed standing and no elbows were thrown or not.

    • CoCiO says:

      exactly..not sure where people are getting the balls to knock his stand up for all of the sudden lol..cause he got caught by JDS after not fighting in forever after a surgery..

  47. maurice says:

    to be honest i dont care wether they ban elbows or not. lots of ppl dont like that shit, lol. fights will still be exciting and dynamic. one positive from it, guys who like to play in the guard and land the occasional elbow just to “stay busy.” gsp would have a hell of a lot more fights on the feet if they banned elbows.

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  49. Mike McMack says:

    How about banning punching and knees too! Lot’s of fighters get cut from those maneuvers, we have to put of stop to such things in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

  50. Chris says:

    go figure hes making excuses again, where is his excuse for throwing a kick at the best takedown artist in the division? … he had zero chance in this fight to begin with … go beat up fedor again or something

  51. Aaron says:

    Hate to break it to you, but fighting = cuts.

  52. Nate says:

    Too all that are saying bigfoot is bitching it isn’t him thaf said anything. It is his retard manager. Bigfoot got beat…he knows it. His manager is coming up with excuses.

  53. jbeamazing says:

    he wants to ban wrestlers too so big head silva can get a win in the ufc

  54. Gunner says:

    Biggest Cain supporter bigfoot is a big bitch and Cain would of spanked that ass anyway but I do agree that while on the ground there should be no elbows only on the ground though..

  55. Chris says:

    the thing is Cain was smashing him with punches so he grabbed the wrist and would not let go… that invites your opponent to elbow you and force you to stop just laying there playing defense. now if he would have attempted to do anything but wrist control maybe he wouldn’t have been cut and Cain would continue the punches, and he wouldn’t have to worry about’s not like Velasquez is known for his elbows and or cutting opponents.

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