Bigfoot Silva wants to fight Rothwell over ‘punching bag’ comments
Ben Rothwell recently claimed that the effects of the banning of TRT will impact how fighters like “Bigfoot” Silva will perform now that they’re off of it.
He mentioned Cain Velasquez as well as all those who used TRT, like Antonio Silva who lost his two matches since the TRT was banned. Rothwell also called him a „punching bag“ which “Bigfoot” didn’t like that much.
“I will answer him inside the Octagon,” Silva said to MMAFighting. “I know I need to win first, and then ask for a fight against him. On that day, I will answer him.”
At UFC 190 Silva is to fight Soa Palelei. In case he wins, he will seek to fight Ben Rothwell.
“I didn’t TRT my entire life and fought great fighters, like Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne, etc, and that was never an issue,” Silva explained. “That becomes an issue when you do it for a long time, and then have to stop using it.”