Antonio Silva: I don't care if it's Fedor, Barnett or Overeem - I just want to fightPosted on July 19, 2011, 05:55 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Semi-Finalist Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva commented on Alistair Overeem's exit from the tournament, declaring that he doesn't care who's the replacement. According to Silva, he just wants to fight, and it doesn't matter if it's Josh Barnett or a rematch against Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko:
"Whatever they want, we just want to fight. 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." MMAWeekly.com (via MMAMania.com).
Overeem's replacement will be the American Kickboxing Academy product Daniel Cormier, whod defeated Jeff "The Snowman" Monson at last month's Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. Cormier is one of the most decorated wrestlers in Mixed Martial Arts, holding a professional record of 8-0.