4. Giant Silva
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Giant Silva (real name Paulo César da Silva) is a retired mixed martial artist who’s career was short-lived.
Silva’s athletic career originated in basketball when he was competing for Brazil’s national basketball team. He even competed as a reserve in the 1988 Summer Olympic team.
He would then make the transition to MMA and professional wrestling in 1998 when he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Silva stepped into the cage for the first time in 2003 against Heath Herring in Pride. He would unfortunately be unsuccessful after suffering a submission loss via rear-naked choke in the third round.
The big man never seemed to find himself successful inside the cage as he ended his career with a record of (2-6). He was able to retire with a first round submission win over Akebono Taro in K-1 back in December of 2006.