Antonio Silva hints at Cormier being lucky, says he will fight anyone in the UFCPosted on December 21, 2011, 10:37 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce (Super) Heavyweight Antonio Silva is expected to be one of the few big-name Heavyweights to make his way from Strikeforce to the UFC, as part of the newly-signed deal between ZUFFA and Showtime.
In an interview to MMAJunkie.com, Silva spoke about his recent defeat from the hands of Daniel Cormier, and the future inside the UFC Octagon. According to Bigfoot, he will fight whoever the matchmaker Joe Silva has to offer, with sights on proving he's still a force to be reckoned with in the Heavyweight division:
"Cormier is a good person and a great fighter, but he should have also played the lotto that day," the Brazilian recently told MMAjunkie.com. "The first punch he landed took me out, and I was unable to fight after it.
I really want to fight in the best event in the world – where the best fighters are. It will be awesome if the Strikeforce heavyweights make it over to the UFC. There are many great fights to be made. It does not always depend on me, but the day the invitation comes, you may be certain that I will be ready to honor it and give it my best. When I receive the call form the UFC, I will fight who ever Joe Silva wants me to fight."
Antonio Silva is 16-3 in his MMA campaign, with 11 KO/TKO and 3 Submission victories. Bigfoot's only defeats are against Daniel Cormier, Fabricio Werdum and Eric Pele. In addition to his long-time camp at Imperial Athletics, Silva is now also a part of Team Nogueira, where he prepared for his "unfortunate" encounter with Daniel Cormier.
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