(If that’s not a man ready to be kissed, then everything I’ve learned watching "The Pick-Up Artist" is wrong.)
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva seems intent on proclaiming his innocence on the steroid charge all the way to Japan, where he faces Yoshihiro “Kiss” Nakao on January’s Sengoku card. But don’t think he isn’t focused on his opponent’s not-so secret weapon. If Nakao tries to put a little love on Silva’s lips, he’ll be in trouble. At least I think that’s what this bizarre quote is meant to insinuate:
You need to be careful with the kisses too, huh?
Man, we are training this too. We’re training Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and that too (laughter), maintain a certain distance not to take that risk. My hands are kind of big and I’ll always take care not to get close. Who did once can do twice, I don’t want to have problems, I want to get there and fight. I don’t like jokes, I have no disinclination to any professional who I’d fought, and thank God I like all of them and they all liked me.
His hands are big? This is related to kissing? Did he mean lips or, I’ll just say it, head? Who knows, but these translated interviews from Tatame are always fun to decipher. I am a little disappointed to hear that Bigfoot doesn’t like jokes, though. Has he heard the one about the boy who cried ‘false positive’? You know what, nevermind. I don’t think he’s in the mood for it.
As for whether Nakau will try and kiss him, the only advice I can offer is if you feel it, don’t be afraid to show it, man. You don’t want to go through life wondering, ‘what if I had tried to kiss that big, weird-looking Brazilian guy?’ Trust me, it’s the worst kind of regret there is.