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Antonio Silva Has Little Interest In Facing Teammate Junior Dos Santos

Antonio Silva is set to face former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in February at UFC 156.

Silva, who rebounded from a loss to new UFC champion Cain Velasquez by topping Travis Browne late in 2012, was recently asked if he had any interest in meeting Junior dos Santos. The two are teammates at Blackhouse MMA in Brazil.

“I wouldn’t have any interest because we’re from the same team, but I’ve got a family, parents, wife…so, if the UFC tells me that I will be fired if I refuse to fight, then I will have to talk to ‘Cigano’ and make the fight happen,” said Silva, during a recent interview with Fighters Only.

UFC president Dana White has said that the winner of Silva-Overeem could be in line for a title shot. “Bigfoot” believes he is still behind the likes of Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira when it comes to ranking the heavyweight Top-10.

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