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Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva suspension expires, wants Josh Barnett at Sengoku

antonio_silvaFollowing a one year suspension in the United States due to testing positive for an anabolic steroid following his EliteXC championship victory over Justin Eilers in July of 2008, highly regarded mountain of a heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is free to return to competition in America as soon as he’d like.

According to the American Top Team trained Brazilian in a recent interview with, his suspension has officially met its expiration.

“The Athletic Commission hasn’t contacted me and the suspension expired,” revealed Silva. “Now I’m relaxed, because they had to have made a meeting to revoke my license, and it didn’t happen. Once the penalty expires, they can’t do it”

While he’s finally free to return to action in the states, Silva is in no rush as has still some unfinished business in Japan he’s eager to take part in.

“I have two more fights in Sengoku, and after winning this one, that still I still have no opponent for, I should fight for the belt in December,” said the 6’5″, 265 pound knockout artist. “They will create the belt and I will fight for the title”

So who’s Silva facing in his next bout under the Sengoku banner? The answer to that question may surprise you.

“I can’t even imagine who can be (my opponent), I have no idea,” began Antonio. “I wish it were Josh Barnett, once he won’t in the United States anymore. He has a contract with Sengoku and is trained, so who knows, this fight can happen”

  • edub says:

    Shit have him step up to fight Werdum or Fedor.

  • egad81 says:

    I all but forgot about bigfoot…. see the difference a year makes.

  • PlagueAngel says:

    Bigfoot will destroy Barnett. Younger, bigger, stronger, and faster.

  • roshambo says:

    Let them fight and may the best juicer win.

  • ozz_the_powerful says:

    Who the hell wants to watch a bunch of dopers?

  • edub says:

    Id watch…

    No… no i wouldnt.

  • roshambo says:

    I remember an old skit on Saturday Night Live. It was the All Drug Olympics. The guy goes to lift like 2000 pounds and his arms rip off lol. Maybe this fight would go something like that. They get juice up like crazy and rip one anothers limbs off otherwise I have to agree, who wants to watch a bunch of cheaters fight.

  • edub says:

    RIP Phil Hartman.

  • ozz_the_powerful says:

    I miss The Chicago Bears skit- Bill Swerski’s Super Fans

  • s13 says:

    All these roid heads wanting to fight each other, they should all be sponsored by tropicana, at least that’s some juice they won’t get banned for.

  • s13 says:

    Ocean Spray, the official sponsor of SENGOKU.

  • roshambo says:

    Who would win the the cage? A mini ditka or Barnett and Bigfoot on roids?

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  • dpk says:

    Mini Ditka, that one was easy,

    Bigfoot needs to get on a good role, and a win over Barnett would be a good start. UFC has to be interested in this guy at some level (Size, skill, a good camp), but the Barnett fiasco has probably hurt anyone who has ever had a positive test when it comes to fighting back in the states so I think he will have to put some distance between himself and the suspension.

  • Silva’s never really impressed me.

    If he can, and I’m sure he can, deal with Silva’s size, Barnett takes RoidCup ’09 easily.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    This would be a huge step up in compition for Silva, if they fight I say ko round 1 for Barnett

  • Angry Mike says:

    Too bad they can’t squeeze this one in on the Affliction card. Call it Affliction III: “‘Roid Rage”

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