Saturday, November 26, 2022

“Big Foot” Silva Wants Fedor Or Josh Barnett

Antonio “Big Foot” Silva has been having issues locking up his next fight with Strikeforce and this week his manager, Alex Davis, spoke to Ariel Helwani about who the big man wants to fight nexT:

“I don't think that the Overeem fight is going to happen right now because Overeem has already committed to K-1,” Davis said. “We're hoping to fight Fedor. I think that's a fight that makes sense. I think everybody wants to see it. We know that there have been historical problems with Fedor's management, so right now, we're waiting for Strikeforce to resolve them. I mean, we'd love to fight Fedor, but it's like Antonio says, he's not going to pick and choose opponents. He's going to fight anybody they put in front of him.”

If, for whatever reason, the Emelianenko can't be made, Silva said he would love the opportunity to welcome Josh Barnett to the Strikeforce heavyweight division.

“We just saw today that Strikeforce signed Barnett — another fight that 'Bigfoot' would take gladly,” Davis added. “'Bigfoot' is not in this business to pick and choose. His attitude is, if you're a champion, you need to fight who people put in front of you. That's the bottom line.”