'Bigfoot' Silva says he will teach 'politeness' to Josh Barnett


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 that he doesn't want to make me gain ground in any way. He has just lost for a guy who was KO'd by me and I'm one position above Barnett in the official ranking, because I'm in 4th place and he is in 5th. I laughed.

"Bigfoot" gave his reasons for disliking Barnett:

To say the truth, he is a fake person. Right after my surgery to take away a tumor of my acromegaly, he mocked of my disease. One day I was with my wife at a Fan Expo and he stared at me because I was with my family. He has never looked into my eyes, only in this day. He wants to be the good guy, the funny one. We are professionals, for me he is a good fighter, on of the five best of the division but he disrespected me in his last interview.
Silva said what he intend to do:
If his mother hasn't teached him politeness, I'll.
"Bigfoot" fought for the last time in December  2013, when he and Mark Hunt ended an epic fight in a draw at the main event of UFC Fight Night 33. On the other hand, Barnett is coming off a KO loss in the first round to Travis Browne when they fought at UFC 168 - also last December.
Silva is suspended until September 7, which is nine months after he was caught with high level of testosterone in his fight against Hunt.
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