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UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva revealed on The MMA Hour that he will undergo surgery to remove a pituitary gland tumour.
After undergoing shoulder surgery earlier in the year, Antonio Silva will once again go under the knife, this time to remove a pituitary gland tumour. Acromegaly is a disease that Silva has battled with in the past, and this is not the first time he has had this sort of surgery.
"I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to tr more
Bigfoot' Silva talks about his ongoing feud with Josh Barnett and what's next for him. more
The rematch you've been dying to see is now reality, as Antonio Silva once again tangles with Andrei Arlovski this fall in Brasilia.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you - Andrei Arlovski is a UFC main event fighter in 2014.
To expand further, Arlovski will face Antonio Silva in a five-round fight on September 13th in the Brazilians capital of Brasilia. MMA Fighting confirmed the news first that was first reported by Combate. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is coming of more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will undergo one more surgery in 2014.
The UFC heavyweight, who had surgery earlier this year for a shoulder injury, will need to go under the knife to remove a pituitary gland tumor that has reemerged. Silva, who had the same surgery in the past, will have to battle the disease again.
"I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to train again in four or six weeks," Silva said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "I will have to do more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is reportedly on a return track to the Octagon, and his first opponent back is apparently going to be a familiar one. more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Andrei Arlovski will meet again, and the Brazilian heavyweight wants to go 2-0 against the former UFC champion with a finish.
"Bigfoot" and Arlovski battled for three rounds in Strikeforce in 2010. Four years and four months later, Silva, who won that bout via unanimous decision, headlines the UFC Fight Night 51 card in his homeland of Brasilia, Brazil.
"We fought once and we know what we can do, but we fought four years ago and I changed my game a lot since," Silva t more
Antonio Silva felt disrespected by Barnett's quotes about him, and says he laughed off the "Warmaster's" reasons to refuse his challenge.
Antonio Silva became unhappy with Josh Barnett's disregard over the challenge from the Brazilian heavyweight. While the former UFC champ said that this possible bout would have no value for him, Silva thinks differently and told Combate.com that he sees no logic in Barnett's arguments and laughed them off. It's funny of him to say this. Made me laugh he saying more
Thiago Silva, the former light heavyweight contender who was arrested on felony charges and subsequently released from the UFC in early-February, has been scheduled to return to the cage on August 29, 2014 at Fight Time 20, in what will be Silva's first fight since his dramatic showdown with Florida police.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) is currently awaiting trial on several charges of aggravated assault and battery, sending threatening texts, and resisting arrest without violence.
The 31-year-old was arre more