Weeks leading up to his fight against Alistair Overeem, Bigfoot Silva told MMAJunkie the following:
“Overeem is big and strong, but I know I can beat him. Even if was created in the lab, I can beat him.”
“To me, Overeem is among the best fighters in the world, and I want to always fight the best,” Silva said. “Of course, where I come from – Paraiba, in Brazil – our supplement of choice is molasses, and our strength is our attitude and we will fight whoever, whenever. Let’s see if Overeem can say the same.”
Apparently that molasses must come in steroid flavor because UFC officials just announced that Bigfoot Silva failed his post-fight drug test with elevated levels of testosterone and that he would be suspended for nine months and forced to forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus from his December 7th fight against Mark Hunt.
Bigfoot Silva then got on Twitter to make the following statement:
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Email doctor,my testosterone level before increasing the dosage and translation… O email do Dr. e o nivel de… <a href=”http://t.co/rfg1HkvKGi”>http://t.co/rfg1HkvKGi</a></p>— Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BigfootSilva/statuses/413142704151732224″>December 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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My GOD this TRT infused MMA world we live in. I actually address this along with marijuana within MMA in the next issue of High Times magazine. You guys should scoop up a copy.