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Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Lashes Out At Josh Barnett, Brock Lesnar

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finalist Antonio Silva did an interview with Sherdog today that led to some surprising statements. Bigfoot is normally a very humble individual who doesn't offer up a ton of negativity in interviews, but he certainly had some stuff to say about fellow HWGP fighter Josh Barnett and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The man who last defeated Fedor Emelianenko minced no words about the controversial Barnett:

"I’ve been fighting since 2004 and have never had any issues with another athlete, even the most stuck-up," explained Silva. "Friendship, for me, is everything, but Josh is a weird guy, a guy who doesn’t greet you when you enter the elevator, doesn’t even say ‘good morning.’ It’s how he treats Brazilian fighters especially. It’s the same thing with [Barnett and] Werdum.

"But when [Barnett] sees Fedor, [UFC President] Dana White or [UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo] Fertitta, he runs to them and stays by their side all the time. He makes me sick. He’s the classic kiss-ass, a rude man …" added Silva. "I really want to face Barnett and I’ve already said I consider him a filthy person, even though he is a great fighter, and that I’ll beat him up and close both of his eyes."


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Post #1   5/17/11 12:15:35AM   

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It's publicity! Trying to put a spark into the dying HWGP. You heard it here first...

Post #2   5/17/11 3:18:02AM   

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Honestly I like antonio silva, I forgot someone on this site compared him to big nog just way bigger and hits harder which I completely agree with. That being said this interview makes him sound very immature, why call out brock for fighting a sickness he obviously isn't faking since he almost died from it the first time and then say he's scared of junior when obviously he's sick. He's just upset brock has so much media attention and I understand he wants to fight him but still completly unecserry comments. As far as barnett goes those comments were ok by me, he knows who he wants in the finals which regardless of the motivation is ok by me.

Post #3   5/17/11 7:30:59AM   

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I've never been a fan of Barnett, and this just keeps it going

Post #4   5/17/11 10:48:46AM   

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Oh F***! Bigfoot you better watchout.

Post #5   5/17/11 11:42:50AM   

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bigfoot would get murdered in the ufc!! and im not talkin about brock!! struve would probs knock him out lol

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Posted by stug101

bigfoot would get murdered in the ufc!! and im not talkin about brock!! struve would probs knock him out lol



I don't know about all that.

But anyways, these are some pretty strong statements coming from Silva. I don't ever remember him being so harsh. Is the success getting to him?

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Posted by stug101

bigfoot would get murdered in the ufc!! and im not talkin about brock!! struve would probs knock him out lol



every word you just wrote was complete nonsense

Post #8   5/17/11 2:40:46PM   

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I might care what "Bigfoot" had to say if he hadn't popped for steroids. But since he did.... I say STFU, sir.

Post #9   5/17/11 10:00:48PM