Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva: Alistair Overeem showed me the wayPosted on June 23, 2011, 06:09 PM by Joey Santosus
"All fighters have weak and strong points, not only him. Every single one of us. We’re human beings. And I’ll tell you something: he showed me the way. I’ll get ready to do a good fight. Now I have to train just like I did for Fedor, or more. Because in case I train less than that, I won’t feel confident. The difference is that I won’t let Overeem rest for even a second, I’ll impose my game. Of course I’ll respect him, since he’s extremely dangerous. I won’t make any mistake because, if you do so, he’ll knock you out. He’s a striker. But I’ll not worry about him. I’ll worry about me, with my trainings, my game plan and, with God’s blessing, everything will work out just fine. - For complete interview by Guilherme Cruz, visit Tatame.com
When the bracket was revealed for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, the buzz appeared to be centered on who Fedor Emelianenko would meet in the semifinals, not if, but when he defeated Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. The Brazilian, of course, had other plans, however, and used his marked size advantage to overwhelm Emelianenko en-route to an upset TKO victory. Four months and one unusual main event later, Silva finds himself aligned for a shot at another big name this Fall, division Champion Alistair Overeem.
Last weekend's questionable effort aside, it is very likely that "Bigfoot" will once again find himself relegated to the underdog role when he meets the Dutchman later this year. According to him, however, his cage side seats at the American Airlines Center gave him more than just a clear view of Overeem's fight, they allowed him to see "the way." So what do you think LowKick'ers? Will Silva be able to topple the K-1 King? Or is he just an unlucky name on the wrong side of the bracket?