Antonio Silva's manager says "Big Foot" could face Overeem in OctoberPosted on July 19, 2010, 12:36 AM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce heavyweight Antonio "Big Foot" Silva (14-2-0), who is coming off a unanimous decision win over former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski, is awaiting word on when he will make his return to the cage. While nothing is official at this time, Silva's manager Alex Davis revealed that the Brazilian may be next in line for a title shot against champion Alistair Overeem, a match that he says could take place as early as October.
“Big Foot will probably fight in October, maybe for the title, but nothing has been set by the event. Fedor would also be a great opponent for him. (Sergei) Kharitonov is another possibility."
The former EliteXC heavyweight champion rebounded with his victory over Arlovski following a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum in his promotional debut. Though "Big Foot" is merely 1-1 under the Strikeforce banner, with M-1 and Fedor on the fence regarding the Russian's future with the promotion and Werdum scheduled to undergo surgery, it seems Silva may get an opportunity to sneak through the back door.
"We’re hoping they’ll put him against Overeem. Big Foot is on a great moment, focused, in a good rhythm. He’ll fight any guy they’ll tell him to,” Davis concluded.
source: Tatame Magazine