MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Antonio Silva Is Having the Worst Week Ever


(Keep your freakishly large chin up, buddy.)

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva — who tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone after whipping Justin Eilers back in July to win EliteXC’s vacant heavyweight title — appealed his drug suspension before the California State Athletic Commission earlier today. Unfortunately, it was an utter failure, as the CSAC refused to budge, upholding his 12-month suspension and $2,500 fine. This, of course, comes a day after we learn that EliteXC is dead, which means that Silva’s championship belt isn’t worth the leather its printed on. And it’s only Wednesday!

As we kind of predicted, all the lawyers and credible alibis in the world won’t save you after California decides you’re a steroid user. [Ed. note: Read the first comment in the last link. Mayhem420? More like Nostradamus420!] So anyway, Silva can’t fight again until July 26th, 2009. Things could definitely be worse — he should be able to live comfortably off the $200,000 he made in his last fight, and he could always earn some extra cash here and there as a training partner. But the question is, what happens when his suspension is over? EliteXC is six feet under. Affliction would be a good fit for Silva with their beefy heavyweight division, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be around next July. Would the UFC pick up a fighter coming off of a steroid suspension — and who was formerly associated with EliteXC — or would they shut him out just to prove a point? If I were Bigfoot, I’d start sending muffin baskets to Scott Coker at Strikeforce…

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Payday- October 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm
I think Ted Nutmeg won a t-shirt for that comment. Single funniest thing I have ever read on this site.
KG- October 22, 2008 at 5:15 am
Dont ask me why, but the guy looks like a Tiki head... or a stone hedge statue or some shit.... weird
shitwhistle- October 22, 2008 at 1:27 am
No problem, 420. If they give you one, we'll split it. You can have the inside and I'll take the outside.
mayhem420- October 21, 2008 at 8:00 pm
I am with shitwhistle (thanks!) I want one of those niffty shirts!!! lol
MeatHookJones- October 21, 2008 at 7:59 pm
Maybe just maybe he has some logical excuse for testing positive. I couldn't see such a large strong guy using steroids just to get through Justin Eilers. I think he really is a decent fighter and would love to see him against some top tier heavyweights be it Affliction or UFC. Affliction certainly does have a better HW division but like you mentioned they might be all scrambling for jobs by the time he's ready to fight again anyway. Worst case scenario he could stop cutting weight and fight Fedor in Japan New Years eve 2009. The slopes would love that freak, and love to see Fedor demolish him.
Geriatric Peon- October 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm
"Sending muffin baskets" is my new favorite euphemism
joe- October 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm
There's a world outside the USA. With that in mind he'll probably go back where he came from---a lab in japan.
shitwhistle- October 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm
Sooo...... does mayhem420 get one of them there fancy shirts?

The best part of that comment section was Ted Nutmeg's little zinger..... brillz.... pure brillz.
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