Archive: bigfoot silva

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 18, 2013 7:53 am

‘Bigfoot’ Fined/Suspended After Failed Post-Fight Drug Test

For the second time in his professional Mixed Martial Arts career, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has been suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs. The former heavyweight title challenger is coming off a fight-of-the-year candidate against Mark Hunt, just two-weeks ago, that ended in a draw. The bout will now be ruled a no-contest on...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 6, 2013 7:55 am

PHOTO | Hunt vs. Silva Staredown In Australia

During the UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins event in Australia, the two heavyweight headliners engaged in an intense pre-fight staredown. Bigfoot and Hunt will face off in the UFC Fight Night 33 main event Friday from Brisbane, Australia.

Nov 29, 2013 6:53 pm


If you missed tonight’s live broadcast of BJPENN.COM Radio, catch the full replay featuring UFC Fight Night 34 headliner Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and UFC veteran Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro.

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Jun 10, 2013 10:23 am

Former Teammates, Silva & Silva Want To Fight Each other

Antonio “Bigfoot Silva and Thiago Silva both used to hail from Florida’s American Top Team. Nowadays, the lighter Silva trains with the ever-growing “Blackzilians” team on the other side of town. For some reason, “Bigfoot” called out his former teammate after his successful UFC on FUEL TV bout this past weekend. “Thiago weighs 105 kilograms...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 23, 2013 11:13 am

VIDEO | Taylor Swift & ‘Bigfoot” Silva Duet

UFC 160 is upon us and this weekend Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will attempt to take the UFC heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez in the main event in Las Vegas. If the traditional pre-fight hype isn’t enough for you than enjoy this duet from Silva and Taylor Swift.

May 15, 2013 11:05 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Whole New Strategy Into ‘Bigfoot’ Rematch

“This is a whole new fight. Obviously, we saw what Bigfoot can do in his past two fights. I can’t take him lightly. He’s a special competitor and is really dangerous in the Octagon. I don’t see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight… I’m fine with rematches. As far as motivation, I’m...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...

May 7, 2013 11:03 am

Brian Bowles is Back and Refocused for UFC 160

Brian Bowles is making his return to the Octagon later this month at UFC 160, his first appearance since losing to Urijah Faber in November 2011.   The bantamweight fighter out of Athens, Georgia entered the fight with Faber with a 10-1 record; his only loss coming at the hands of current UFC champ, Dominick...

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

“Bigfoot” On TRT: It doesn’t win fights | UFC NEWS

“If they’re going to allow him (Overeem) to use it, what are you going to do? For sure I’m going to be angry. Because it happens, this test that he did with his testosterone, yes? It was a low level, right? You know why? Because he stops taking these things. So then he did the...

Mar 28, 2013 9:45 am

Betting Odds: Glover Teixeira Opens as Favorite Over James Te Huna | UFC NEWS

According to, Glover Teixeira will be favored over James Te Huna in their match at UFC 160.  Teixeira (20-2) is riding an 18-fight win streak coming into the fight, last defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC on FOX 6.  His opponent, James Te Huna (16-5), has won his last four fights.  A fight with...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dana White: “Mark Hunt Could Earn Title Shot With a KO of JDS” | UFC NEWS

  Following the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that Mark Hunt may not be too far from a shot at the heavyweight title.  “It’s crazy to say,” said White, “but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?”  ...

Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am

Bigfoot Awarded $126,000 Maserati Following Overeem Win | UFC NEWS

In the wake of an impressive come from behind knockout against Alistair Overeem at UFC 156, Antonio Silva has been given a brand new 2013 Maserati GranTurismo. Apparently after resigning with sponsor Sienna Motors of South Florida, Bigfoot was gifted the $126,000 sports car. (Not bad for slapping a logo on your trunks!) Silva dispatched the...

Jan 29, 2013 12:22 pm

Overeem: Bigfoot Will Be Just Another Statistic | UFC NEWS

“I know I am a better fighter. The fight will probably end in one or two rounds. I’m going to raise my hands after and he’s just going to be a number on my list, a statistic. I want to finish him the first round. I have the power to knock ‘Bigfoot’ out for a...

Jan 9, 2013 1:12 pm

VIDEO | Before and After With Travis Browne At UFC on FX 5

Fightland follows UFC heavyweight Travis Browne as he prepares for his fight against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in Minneapolis — from the weigh-ins to the warm-ups to the tense walk to the Octagon. Then, we stick around to see what it’s like after the most important fight of your career.