How good was Antonio Silva?

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  1. Baba Ghanoush

    Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    Reminder Fedor and his camp accused Bigfoot of using voodoo mind techniques in their fight.
     
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  2. LZD

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    Insanely good as a SHW
     
  3. felmmando

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    But the OP asked how good he was.
     
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    His jaw went from granite to glass after the trt ban!???
     
  5. Andreh

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    No, he doesn't. The only good fight was Fedor.
     
  6. Egészségére!

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    big, karate background, had weirdly good movement and agility for a HW

    underrated imo
     
  7. true_fan

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    UbeReem thought he had it a bag and just like Luke, their arrogance paid heavily and like the itsy bitsy spider against the weed man!
     
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    regular top 5 or top 10 when he was at his best. the TRT played a role to an extent or else he wouldnt have been using it, but you cant deny the wins he has. inconsistent tho for sure.
     
  9. nebulousned

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    Bigfoot is an exception.

    His ribcage was GIGANTIC. At 265 his arms were still tiny. He for sure could have benefited from an open weight class.

    He was one of my favourite fighters when i first started watching MMA. Sad to see him decline but that's the way it is sometimes.
     
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    His Cain fights are sad.

    His win against Overeem was great.
     
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  11. njgrappler

    njgrappler Tactical Fedor

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    The only reason he was able to hang with the top of the heap guys was his size advantage, and even with that he was never the best.
     
  12. whaleshark

    whaleshark Cancer was never my friend

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    He always had the GOAT walkouts, dancing and grooving
    And his daughter has a phat ass

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  13. Arrrrgh

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    Guys like Vitor and Hendo fucked Bigfoot over. Bigfoot legitimately needed the exemption for medical reason. Those guys took it to get a pass to cheat (I love hendo but a spade is a spade).


    She has to be adopted.

    That's a debut I'll be interested in. Sadly most fighters kids haven't had the success of their parents but eventually we'll start seeing some Manning type legacies in this sport. I bet someone like Holloway or Cowboy will train the fuck outta their kid in 5-10 years and we'll start seeing some crazy talented prodigy.
     
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  14. chill doggie

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    He opened +300 against Overeem lol, I knew there was value in that line because he always had power in his hands.

    He was like a super-heavyweight that had to cut down. His gigantism condition made him look like a freakshow fighter (in a good way).
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  15. tbaumann

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    Not sure if this is true, as he tested positive for equipoise, a very common anabolic steroid that boosts red blood cells while increasing strength, etc. I frankly don’t believe his excuse that he had low testosterone because of an illness.
     
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    When he was on the shit, he was probably top 15 all time. He was big, skilled, and had heart.
    I think he loses to all time HW fighters like prime cain, prime JDS, or juiced up PRIDE Fedor. He's in the same league as guys like Tim Sylvia or Gabriel Gonzaga,
     
  17. Persuadertron

    Persuadertron naw son

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    Nah it was more thought out than what homer did to the Tyson looking guy.

    Round 3 Bigfoot just said fuck this, then ran reem right the fuck over. I remember reem wrestling and using takedowns alot.
     
  18. cheesus

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    I'll have to rewatch it, I thought the Browne & Bigfoot fights were basically Reem beating them up for a few rounds, dumping his load against the fences and then eating shots with no guard.
     
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    prime Sapp eats prime Bigfoot
     
  20. Persuadertron

    Persuadertron naw son

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    You brought back a slew of memories. The Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. I was still living with mom and I was in amazement in the computer room when that thread got posted.

    The true introduction of Daniel Cormier as an alternate. Fedor loses, Alistair ditches the entire fucking tourney, strikeforce and the semi final after winning the opening round. And DC the reserve guy beats the guy that beat Fedor lol
     

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