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Bigfoot Silva Discusses His Victory Over Alistair Overeem

February 4, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Antonio Silva recently spoke about his victory over Alistair Overeem. Here are the highlights…

On Overeem’s Lack of Respect: “(I was angry) because he didn’t respect me and he talked a lot of bulls— and s— before the fight,” Silva said. “The fight is won inside the cage – not outside. I went there to stop the fight, and I was pretty excited. I just wanted to talk to him: ‘Hey, get up. I want to fight. Fight hard, man. Come on. Get up.'”

On His Fight Strategy: “I had a good strategy because we knew Overeem didn’t have good cardio,” Silva said. “When he punches, he’s a lion. But when I punch him, he’s a cat. In the second round, I talked in his ear when he was using his ground-and-pound: ‘Let’s go, man. Push hard.’ I confused his mind. And all the time, when he was pushing, he was breathing heavy. I knew this guy wasn’t coming for the final round, and my corner said, ‘Hey, when you use your right punch, he moved the head. Use it two times, one, and then an uppercut.’ I did that, and I got him.”

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