If the doctor says it is okay, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva – who has competed well above the heavyweight limit of 265 previously in his career – might take on a monumental weight drop.
You see, Bigfoot has a major issue with Thiago Silva, a member of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Bigfoot challenged Thiago recently, and the latter made sure to say he would only accept at 205 pounds.
Silva, coming off a loss to Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title, recently discussed the issue at hand.
“I used to visit his house and he did mine, I was something of a brother to him and he simply stabbed me in the back and cheated me,” said Antonio Silva, in an interview with Fighters Only. “He said I’m upset because he left (American Top Team), but he knows it’s not because of that why I’m mad. I thought he was a coward.
He went on to say he would “personally attend the doctors to see if I am able to lose weight without spoiling my health.”
Bigfoot continued on the verbal warpath against Thiago, stating, “I will drop weight to make this fight for sure. All I want to do is just fight him because words won’t make him change,” he said. “He’s mentally sick, we’re completely different people. I am a family guy. I respect my father, mother, wife, I treat my friends well, without pulling their legs, and I don’t take drugs.”
While in terms of rankings, this match would make zero sense, I wouldn’t mind seeing it take place at a catch-weigh. Maybe Bigfoot drops 20-to-25 pounds, and Thiago doesn’t cut and we have a match?