Bigfoot Silva Crushes Overeem, Talks About Possible Cain Velasquez Rematch (UFC 156 Video)

February 3, 2013
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Bigfoot Silva UFC 156Almost everyone had considered it a foregone conclusion that Alistair Overeem had an express ticket to a shot at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

One man that continually denied that to be so was Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, the man that knocked Alistair Overeem out cold at UFC 156 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Although he is just two fights removed from having suffered defeat at the hands of Velasquez, Silva’s impressive derailment of the Overeem train may very well have already earned him a return shot at the champ.

Check out what Antonio Silva had to say about the fight and his future prospects at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference…

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    Hard to deny him after that performance!

  • Treblinka

    i’ve followed overeem’s career since the beginning and everyone who has done so knows he has a weak chin and relies mostly on his hard hitting techniques. Even at a lighter weight he was always a slow boxer. His cardio after gaining weight was never exceptional and against top boxers like, for example, Badr Hari, that showed up. That being said he still is a top contender but i dont see him winning a lot of fights against the like of fast punchers like Junior and guys with super resistance like Cain. Bigfoot just had a perfect tactical fight, but he needs at least another solid performance before he earns another star match.

    • Cereal Killer

      Anyone who has followed his career also knows he hasn’t beaten anybody at hw except Werdum, and that fight was a steaming pile of crap! I was really hoping Ubereem panned out as the super monster people were pretending he was, but he didn’t. Looking over the hw picture, there isn’t anyone right now that stands out for a title shot. Cormier won’t fight him, but he is kind of a hype train right now too. Sturve is the only guy on a 4 fight win streak with Hunt next month, but Cain would rag doll him and get the KO.

      • Gomlen

        You know it is kinda silly to claim that Overeem never beaten any noticable fighters at heavyweight, when most of the UFC top heavyweights hardly have more than 10 fights each? Cain and JDS and so on … they are both good fighters, but would you consider all of their 10+ wins as top notch contenders? come on …

  • octawhat

    “When he (Overeem) punches, he’s a lion… When he gets punched he’s a cat” Great comment – gotta love Bigfoot!

  • This is the worst part of the sport. Where fans talk trash about a fighter b/c he losses a fight. Weak chin? Overrated? All this non sense. The Reem is a better fighter. He was dominating the entire fight; he got cocky, left his hands down to much and paid big time for it. There is no shame in being KO’d by a guy like Bigfoot Silva. Just b/c he lost this one fight doesn’t mean he won’t rebound from it. He doesn’t get wiped off the top ten list, he’s still one of the best fighters in the world. Silly fans.

    • George Sperry

      Too much and f overroid.

    • bajafox

      Although I usually agree with the majority of your posts, I have to disagree somewhat with this comment. Overeem is on a quest to be champion but last night he acted like a silly child in the 5th and paid the price. His supposed talent definitely doesn’t seem to match up to his cockiness/confidence. He got exactly what he asked for. The better fighter did win Saturday night, and in dominating fashion.

      • Are you still up for JDS vs Reem? And I’ve always like Cheick Kongo vs Reem b/c of their kickboxing talent.

        • bajafox

          I’d like to see that fight! It’s not that I dislike Reem, his fans is probably why I don’t root for him but I’d like for him to stay near the top 5 in the HW division. He does make for some interesting matchups

  • Maddawgmar

    I wouldn’t say he crushed Overeem, he capitalized on an overly confident Overeem. Kudos he won the fight, but he didn’t crush him.

    • bajafox

      If Sat night wasn’t the definition of crushing, I have no idea what is. He got destroyed

      • Maddawgmar

        Well Tito Ortiz v Frank Shamrock 1 was a crushing. Velasquez v Dos Santos 2 was a crushing. Overeem v Silva was a come from behind KO. A crushing is a complete domination of a fight from start to finish, not getting nothing done for ten minutes then getting a stoppage.

  • George Sperry

    I didn’t realize just how much I didn’t like the cheater until Silva Knocked him the FO. I literally screamed.

  • Thats what happens when you under estimate your opponent overreem believed the hype too much

  • Overeem vs Big foot = GSP vs Serra

  • Ufc fan

    Overeem is overrated, yeah he was a pride,k1 and strike force champion but ufc is in a league of its own! a true athlete never underestimate hisher opponent and thats what he did to bigfoot. Alot of people like to brown nose overeem but fact is he’s a drugs cheat and he didn’t look as ripped as he normally does which makes me speculate, he use to be a smaller guy and now he looks like a bodybuilder. I believe alot of hw in the ufc would knock him out. Don’t get me wrong he’s a great fighter but very overrated

  • john

    guess people dont realize bigfoot got busted for steroids himself and was suspended a year.

  • 2sick

    Yea overeem had him but got cocky his **** now he knows next time