Silva doesn't care who he fights, but says Overeem injury kind of suspect

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

Big Foot's management says he doesn't care who he fights:

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has been training tirelessly and waiting since February to get back in the cage, and is more than ready for the second round of the Strikeforce Grand Prix on September 10.

Speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Monday from Brazil, Silva’s manager Alex Davis was open to any challenge that Strikeforce put on the table.

“Whatever they want, we just want to fight" Davis stated. " If they want to put (Josh) Barnett there that’s fine, they want Fedor (Emelianenko) again, that’s fine. We would rather fight Overeem cause he’s in the semifinals, that would be for everybody.”

“I find that it’s unfortunate and I don’t think that one fighter’s interest can be above anybody else’s. That’s the truth" said Davis of Overeem's unwillingness to fight on the Sept card.

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However, Big Foot finds Overeem's injury "kind of suspect."     

Initially matched against a K-1 champion, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva spoke to TATAME about the changes he’ll have to make in training for top level wrestler, undefeated prospect Daniel Cormier.

“I’ll change a lot of things… I already was training a lot my ground game, and now I’ll train even more,” he said. “He’s very good in Wrestling, Minotauro (Rodrigo Nogueira) already told me they trained together and he’s pretty good, and I’ll have to be great on my ground game to reverse that in case he takes me down and impose my game. The strategy changed completely”.

“I didn’t understand that. If I do something like that, they would cut me immediately. If I do something like that, people would say, even him would say, that I ducked him, that I was scared and didn’t wanted to fight, but I don’t want to think that about him. I don’t know, maybe he’s injured, and I wish him a good recovery if he really is. It’s kind of suspect, but I have to fight, to feed my family”.

“I was already excited to train with him (Nogueira) as soon as I entered at Team Nogueira and saw that monster in front of me... Junior is here too, Anderson, all the great guys. I’ll be great for me to train with them”.

“I’ll fight Daniel now, a new guy, undefeated in eight fights, has nothing to lose. That’s exactly the opposite, if I win people will say it’s the least I could do, and if something happen and I don’t win all the hard work I did in the past few years will be gone. I always face my opponents if they were the best of the world, just like I did against Mike Kyle and worked”.

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epwar site profile image  

7/19/11 4:35 PM by epwar

TTT for Bigfoot, Slayer of Fedor!  

AJDavis site profile image  

7/19/11 4:28 PM by AJDavis

Its not out of the question. But Cormiers smaller size may make that difficult, and at the same time facilitate his own take downs. Jr will not take this guy lightly at all, as I say above, he presents a different problem and challenge, but if you want to be the best, you must face that.

orcus site profile image  

7/19/11 3:46 PM by orcus

 Couture, Lindland, Henderson, have been taken down by guys like Horn, Bustamante, and Ninja. I don't see why it's out of the question for the 280lb Bigfoot to get the much smaller Cormier down.

AJDavis site profile image  

7/19/11 3:41 PM by AJDavis

This is for sure an ackward fight for Jr. Daniel is an great wrestler, has a simply awsome single leg turning the corner, doesnt look real fancy, but will be a bitch to defend! Standup should be all Jr, but who says this fight will stay standing?Anyways, this is MMA, a professional fighter who wants to be considered one of the best, must deal with the problems put in front of him. Was going to be a tall K1 fighter considered by many to be top 3 in the world...all of a sudden now its going to be a short world champion wrestler who may not be ranked up there, but presents a challenge. As Jr has said time an again, he aint picking!

orcus site profile image  

7/19/11 2:10 PM by orcus

Isn't Cormier like 5'10"? It's easier to look impressive standing agains the 5'9" Monson than it will be against the 6'5" Bigfoot.  

Golden Glory fan site profile image  

7/19/11 1:46 PM by Golden Glory fan

Who cares who bigfoot fights, none of his fights are worth watching

edokaz818 site profile image  

7/19/11 1:40 PM by edokaz818

JBJ injured= Not ducking Ao injured with something actually broken= Duckinglol seperate the tuf fans from the real fans

edokaz818 site profile image  

7/19/11 1:40 PM by edokaz818

JBJ injured= Not ducking Ao injured with something actually broken= Duckinglol seperate the tuf fans from the real fans

epwar site profile image  

7/19/11 1:35 PM by epwar

Glad to see Bigfoot isn't crying he doesn't have enough time to prepare.  

Dazed and Confused site profile image  

7/19/11 1:08 PM by Dazed and Confused

I wouldn't care either if I was a gigantic freak of nature.