“I was flying to Brazil and at the airport and I had the opportunity to sit and watch the Overeem fight. He is a comedy, a cartoon. You have to feel sorry for a guy like that. He is reaping what he sowed. Who plants the good reaps good. He’s a despicable person and does not deserve much attention from people. He’s a guy who just leaves enmity wherever he goes. It’s sad to see a person like him, because we never wish harm on a person, never want to see a person in this situation. It may be that I gave him issues with his chin. But I’m sure he was psychologically shaken. When he sees a big guy, he must get scared, close his eyes, and remember something.”
In a recent interview with Combate.com, Silva takes credit for the decline of Alistair Overeem.