Bigfoot Silva Calls Out Former Teammate Thiago Silva; Could the Fight Happen?

Bigfoot Silva UFC 156Fresh off of his victory over Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at UFC on Fuel TV 10 on Saturday night, Thiago Silva was confronted by an unexpected challenger: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

The two Silvas were once teammates at American Top Team, but Thiago has since joined the Blackzilians.

Perhaps that doesn’t sit well with Bigfoot, who took to Twitter immediately following Thiago’s victory to throw out a challenge to his former teammate.

“Thiago weighs 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds). We have a debt to settle,” said Bigfoot, not explaining what that debt was. “He could accept me first fight at heavyweight.”

Thiago didn’t appear to be any more clear than the rest of us on what the score is that Bigfoot wants to settle with him, but he was resolute in what it would take for him to accept a fight with his former teammate.

“He must be sad because I left American Top Team,” said Thiago. “If he wants to fight me, he has to come down to 205 (pounds); that’s it.”

It would be nearly impossible for the six-foot-four, 265-pound Bigfoot to come down to light heavyweight, and after scoring a significant victory over Feijao, there is little reason for Thiago to move up to heavyweight.

So this little skirmish is likely dead in the water before it ever sees the first rays of daylight.

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