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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