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Thursday, 05/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Bigfoot Silva Brings In Special Help To Prepare For Velasquez | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister
Antonio Silva comments in an interview with TATAME.

Bigfoot comments on the change of opponents due to the Heavyweight shuffle.

“I was really glad about the opportunity. It’s my UFC debut and they are giving me a chance to fight one of the top two guys of the division, a former champion. I have two and a half weeks ahead of me and I guarantee it’s going to be a good fight”

He also comments on bringing in wrestlers in preparation for Cain Velasquez.

“I brought a couple of wrestlers to help me out. One of them Steve Mocco fought Cain Velasquez three times in high school and defeated him every single one. He’s spending a couple of weeks here to give me tips and tell me why I should worry about Cain Velasquez.”

Bigfoot comments on Steve Mocco who he brought in to prepare for Cain.

“He’s a good guy. He’s very strong, about the same height as Cain and has a lot of experience for having fought him before. It’s a great thing for me. There’re some strikers coming to support me too, like Mark Hunt, who’s being really helpful.Thiago Silva, who’s a great helping hand at this point.”

Bigfoot also comments on where he see’s himself on the UFC Heavyweight ladder.

“I guess there’re many people ahead of me on the line. It’s my UFC debut. Fighting for the title is the consequence of a long-term work. Just like the champion had to do like four or five fights, knocked out everybody who crossed his way and got his chance at the title and earned it. It’s a longer way, but I guess that, in the end of the day, it pays off.”

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