How good was Antonio Silva?

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    Before TRT was banned, and had to get a surgery to remove the tumour from his brain, his only losses were to Cain, DC, Werdum, Arlovski, and Pele when he was less than two years from his MMA debut.

    I mean people don't talk about Big Foot too much, when it comes to heavyweight greats, but this guy has a win over Arlovski, Fedor, Ubereem, not Overeem mind you, and Rico.
     
  2. TheToqueville

    TheToqueville Green Belt

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    Decent fighter with heavy hands, never an elite.
     
  3. gspieler

    gspieler Silver Belt

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    Never elite, but at his best, a dangerous opponent for any fighter. He won stand-up fights against prime Reem and Arlovski, and brutalized past-prime Fedor with his top game. Nuff said.
     
  4. Timmy Billy

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    About as good as BJ Penn is right now.
     
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    MMAFAN2 Orange Belt

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    Did the surgery really affect him ?
    because he had another surgery eariler in his career,i think the TRT ban was the reason.
     
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    Wouldn't say he won the stand up game against Reem, basically just pulled a Homer Simpson on him.
     
  7. Nameless Ghoul

    Nameless Ghoul Black Belt

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    I enjoyed him, from going Donkey Kong on Fedor, to that ko of Overeem...then butchered by Cain in that bloodbath. A lot of power, and a jaw others could cave in as well. You knew that fireworks were likely if Bigfoot was in the cage.
     
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    He was decent.
    Good ground game, heavy hands and courage to stand & bang against guys like Hunt.

    But one thing is for sure. he was one of the few that was on TRT because he absolutely needed it.
    Got screwed by those who abused it.
     
  9. Kingofthestreets

    Kingofthestreets king of the streets

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    Bigfoot was pretty scary, especially after the fedor fight I thought...how can anyone possibly beat bigfoot?

    I never really looked at bigfoot the same after he got dropped like a sack of potatoes by DC, I remember DC talking about it like it was going to be an easy fight and he sure made it seem like easy money.

    Big foot got some good wins on travis and overeem though but I got the feeling that it was more those guys screaming themselves over. Like travis jumping around like an idiot and blowing out his knee and now he is sitting duck against bigfoot, sma with overeem, putting on a clinic but slows down and gets murked.

    Memorable fighter, top 5-10 In his prime no doubt
     
  10. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Gold Belt

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    He was 7 milked nipples out of 10 milked nipples.
     
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    RonniePickering Brown Belt

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    He destroyed Prime Faydor lol dont @ me Faydor fangirls...same Silva that got destroyed by a green Cormier
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    Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    He was hindered badly by the 265lbs weight limit, and crippled by the TRT ban.

    A top heavyweight at his best.
     
  13. kflo

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    Finished Ubereem and fedor.....isn’t that enough?
     
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    The 265 weight limit and trt go together.
     
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    blaseblah Gold Belt

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    He never fought Ubereem. Reem was off the roids and coming back from suspension when he fought Bigfoot.
     
  16. Sixstring

    Sixstring Guitar Slayer Platinum Member

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    Been in some great fights. He also seemed like a nice guy too. Dont want to fight him eva.
     
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    Hindered by a poor chin, but has some great wins and that war with Mark Hunt is the best heavyweight fight in the UFC ever.

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    Explosive guy for his size also love this KO
     
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    Pardon?
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    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    Sixth or seventh best fighter with his last name.
     
  20. Schoolboy Q

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    Bigfoot had some vicious ground and pound.
     
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