Ex-UFC Star ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Suffers Vicious KO Loss In Kickboxing, Wants One More Fight Before Retiring

"Bigfoot" is just about ready to call it a career.

Zabit Samedov Tko Bigfoot Silva
Zabit Samedov Tko S Bigfoot Silva - Image via @Grabaka_Hitman Twitter
  • Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva got brutally knocked out once again in a kickboxing match
  • The 43-year-old has addressed his future in combat sports

Former UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was on the wrong end of another violent KO loss this Saturday at a Mix Fight Championship event in Azerbaijan. The 43-year-old was brutally knocked out by veteran kickboxer Zabit Samedov, who has a whopping record of 102-9-1 coming into the fight, in the very first round.

11th fall

For the record, the devastating defeat to Samedov saw Silva extending his skid to 11 consecutive losses. Watch how the Russian dismantled the ex-UFC star in the video below:

One more and then done

The Brazilian came in off of a terrible losing streak, having won only one of his last 16 fights since losing to Cain Velasquez in their epic UFC heavyweight title fight rematch in 2013. Speaking after his most recent loss, “Bigfoot” admitted that he’s now ready to call it a career. However, he’s thinking of fighting for the last time before doing so.

“When I take this fight I knew this guy is very tough, has more than 100 kickboxing fights, and I know the risk that I have,” Silva said via MMA Fighting. “Congratulations for him. He has a good career, now he stopped fighting. My first fight was in 2014, I have 18 years in fighting, and now, my next fight, maybe I’m going to stop too. Now it’s time to relax, retire and enjoy my family.”

Despite the ugly streak, Silva is still considered by many as one of the best heavyweight fighters of all time, having edged fellow MMA legends such as Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem. However, all that seems to be just sweet memories and like any other ageing fighters, Silva has also reached the beginning of the end.

Published on September 11, 2022 at 9:50 am
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