Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva: I Know I Can Knock Out Alistair Overeem, “Believe Me”

Written by Tom Ngo
June 19th, 2011

Strikeforce Dream Heavyweight Antonio Silva

Although the return of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix was met with much anticipation, most left Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” show feeling a severe sense of blah.

The fans inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas voiced their displeasure on multiple occasions throughout the evening, Alistair Overeem also expressed displeasure in Fabricio Werdum’s performance, and now it appears Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva wasn’t too impressed while watching Ubereem post a unanimous decision win from the front row.

“I actually feel Overeem respected Werdum a lot and he didn’t do as much as he could, but I expected more,” Silva shared at the post-fight presser. “I didn’t see too much.

“I respect Overeem, but I’m going to train hard. I’m going to train for three rounds, hard. I know I can knock out this guy. I can fight standup, fight on the ground – believe me.”

Why should we believe you? It’s not as though you’ve executed a massive upset in recent history. Oh, my bad…

“I told you before, if I beat Fedor [Emelianenko], I would win this tournament,” Silva stated. “I promised my fans, I promised my family and I’m going to win this tournament.”

Overeem and Silva now have a date in the semifinals of Strikeforce’s HWGP tourney.

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