UFC: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva Could Soon Be in the UFC Heavyweight Division

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2011

Antonio Silva may have been knocked out by Daniel Cormier last month in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, but we may soon find him fighting for the UFC.

Silva—like much of the big names in Strikeforce—could soon find himself with former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem, in the UFC. 

"He has a contract with Strikeforce, but Strikeforce is now controlled by the UFC and we’re watching Strikeforce fighters going to the UFC all the time," Silva’s manager Alex Davis told TATAME.

"UFC’s heavyweight division is big, but they could have even more, and I’m sure Bigfoot will be in the UFC real soon," said Davis.

Silva would join some big names in the UFC and would look to to once again climb up the heavyweight rankings.

Silva holds notable career wins over Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle.

Davis said nothing is written in stone yet and that he hopes his client will one day step foot inside a UFC cage.

"There’s a lot of great fights for him inside the octagon, and he’ll shine there," Davis said.

On top of Overeem, Silva would join Strikeforce names like Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Nick Diaz and Dan Henderson if he were to join the UFC.


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