Silva next meets the winner of an upcoming quarterfinal bout between Fabricio Werdum and reigning Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. He and Werdum are friends, but he said they've talked about the potential of fighting each other in the semifinals and have vowed to keep it professional.
"Bigfoot" already knows who he wants to fight in the finals, which is expected to take place late this year.
"If I could pick out of everybody, I'd like to face Josh Barnett," he said. "He rubbed me the wrong way. He doesn't talk to people. He's a little bit arrogant; he never says, 'Hi,' never shakes a hand. I think that even though we're fighters and fighting each other, we need to be friendly with each other. [Andrei] Arlovski's the same way, but he's already taken care of."
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