Manager expects ‘Bigfoot’ Silva to be released and head overseas

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 29.09.2016 13:59h Author:

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva/Photo: Igor Mićić

Losing to Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil probably marked the end of ‘Bigfoot’ Silva’s career.

“I think ‘Bigfoot’ will probably be out of the UFC and probably go to Rizin (FF) or Russia,” his manager Alex Davis told MMAjunkie.

At this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95, Silva (19-10-1 MMA, 3-7-1 UFC) was stopped by Roy Nelson (21-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC) on the event in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. It was Silva’s sixth loss in his past eight outings.

Nelson claimed it was his care for Silva’s wellbeing that caused him to lash out at McCarthy, saying he didn’t want to deliver any more punishment than was necessary.

“I love him for that, but if everybody in that moment physically touches the referee, we’re going to have endless problems,” Davis said. “Although I love him for his attitude, I don’t think he should have done that. “