Blog Photo: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Takes Advantage of Suspension, Goes Under the Knife


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

After an epic battle with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia in December, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had been hoping for a quick turn to fight again. But after the draw with Hunt, which almost no one argued the result, Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.

The blown test results cost Silva his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus and put him on the sidelines with a nine-month suspension.

Silva decided to take advantage of the down time to clean up some lingering issues with his shoulder, went in for surgery, and then posted the above picture of him a few hours later.

“After hours of surgery in my shoulder I’m very well and I will be back 100% thank you everyone…” wrote Silva.

Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 40 views

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

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

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

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

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

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

Bigfoot' Silva talks about his ongoing feud with Josh Barnett and what's next for him. more

  • 27 days ago
  • 35 views

The trash talk won’t stop, and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva wants to end this rivalry inside the Octagon. The Brazilian heavyweight continues to campaign for a match with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett when he returns from suspension, and the fact that Barnett isn’t interested in fighting him makes Silva wonder why. "Everything he said is nothing but excuses. He’s simply afraid to fight me," "Bigfoot" said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "If a fighter comes to the media and says he more

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

Antonio Silva won’t waste any time getting back to work when his suspension wraps up – and he apparently will be doing it at home in a rematch against Andrei Arlovski.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 25 days ago
  • 50 views

Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva won’t get what he was hoping for. "Bigfoot" was campaigning for a heavyweight clash with Josh Barnett, but he will instead face another former UFC champion in Andrei Arlovski in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 13. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up with sources close to the situation following a report from Combate. Silva and Arlovski fought for the first time in 2010 under the Strikeforce banner, and "Bigfoot" came out victori more

  • 25 days ago
  • 50 views

Antonio Silva got the best of Andrei Arlovski under the Strikeforce banner in 2010. “Bigfoot” will apparently get the chance to do the same on his home soil this September. more

  • 15 days ago
  • 18 views

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