Josh Barnett thinks Bigfoot Silva’s Gigantism is why he’s ‘a decent fighter’

Poor Bigfoot, he’s had a pretty rough weekend with Chael Sonnen mocking his Gigantism, and now Josh Barnett is saying his medical condition may be the reason he is the fighter that he is. The guy was born with it, he can’t help it. At least the possibility of Barnett facing Bigfoot mano a mano is very real, leaving all of this wild trash talk to be placed in the ‘possible hype for the HWGP finals folder’ for now. Another Brazilian will have to fight Chael for Bigfoot’s honor at a later date.

Barnett hopped on Ariel Helwani’s MMA HOUR and had this to say:

“The thing about ‘Bigfoot,’ he’s a big guy and he’s agile for a big guy, but he’s not that agile and he’s not that athletic. In fact, being a big guy is probably his greatest asset. You could almost say that I’m sure he’s had his issues growing up with a thing like gigantism, and all the difficulty that’s come from that. But gigantism is what actually allows him to be a decent fighter, because he doesn’t do anything particularly awesome, but he’s just massive. But all of his fights come down to him getting the takedown. Those are the ones he wins, and against Cormier I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Less than a week until we find out if these two meet in the finals. Excellent.


Published on September 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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