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Can’t Say We Didn’t See This One Coming: ‘Bigfoot’ Says He Was Injured Heading Into Fight With Cormier

(With a head that big, it’s no wonder “Bigfoot” has sore shoulders)

Chael Sonnen told me during an interview a couple years back that guys who go into a fight 100 percent healthy either didn’t train hard enough or they’re liars.

What he was referring to was the growing number of fighters who make excuses for losses or less than stellar wins after the fact by revealing that they were nursing an injury during the fight or training camp, since pretty much everyone has some kind of ailment or boo-boo come fight day.

Well, we can add another name to the list. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tells Tatame that he had a shoulder injury and was on anti-inflammatories when he was upset by heavyweight grand prix alternate Daniel Cormier Saturday night at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov in Cincinnati. Apparently the first jab he ate from the AKA fighter made him feel uncharacteristically dizzy and it was this bit of vertigo that led to him getting knocked out.

Now, I’m no doctor, and the translation by Tatame may be a bit off, but I’m pretty sure that neither a shoulder injury or anti-inflammatories make you dizzy, nor do they make you more apt to be knocked out. And apparently if you add an “I’m not making excuses here,” prior to rambling off an excuse for why you failed to perform, it’s okay. It’s like how the word, “but” gives you free reign to tell it like it is, except it really means, “Forget everything I said before the ‘but.’” For example, when you tell a buddy, “I’m sorry knocking you out, but in my defense you were being kind of an asshole,” you’re really just saying, “You deserved getting KTFO because you were being an asshole.”

Here’s Bigfoot’s excuse reason for not beating Cormier after the breakthrough performance he had against Fedor earlier in the tournament:

“I came to fight knowing I would have to go through a surgery. I didn’t want to leave this GP, once Overeem left, and if I quit it wouldn’t be nice. Since Strikeforce belongs to Zuffa now, I could even be cut off. It’s not an excuse. I used corticoid, but I was reckless. Cormier is to be congratulated. I made a mistake. I’ll go through a surgery now and I won’t fight at ADCC,” he explained. “The doctor said that within a month I’ll be back to the trainings, and I hope to fight as soon as possible, maybe in December. I want to fight once again until the end of the year so I have a chance to redeem myself.”

The first step to redeeming himself would have been not mentioning that his shoulder hurt and giving Cormier credit for his performance instead of saying he won because you made a mistake. Son, I am disappoint.

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Chin In Eye- September 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
Brock SMASH puny human odour- September 14, 2011 at 7:33 am
Intercept's usual fucked up garbage posts are enough to make one get dizzy with virtigo. Not anti-inflammatories.
Bigfoot musta read one of his posts before the fight.
Fried Taco- September 14, 2011 at 5:49 am
Sorry about not typing anything funny, my shoulder hurts.
RwilsonR- September 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Intercept wasn't rambling... he just took some Advil and it had him wobbling all over the keyboard.
intercept440- September 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm
hey drinks to much BLOW ME
Deal_the_Seal- September 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Where is the cagepotato logic? Let me remind you: Anti-Inflammatories > Steroids > Zuffa is evil.
Drinks2Much- September 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm
@intercept440 your a rambling turd
Luiz Alexandre- September 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Give him a break, ignorant trolls. The guy is not making excuses, he acnowledges Cormier for his feature, he knows his opponent won fair and square. He is just saying he should have been more careful in training, so his shoulders would be in perfect shape. He was simply explaining his condition, not making excuses.
mr_popo0- September 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm
dear bigfoot silva. your one ugly son of a bitch. and you suck. that fat black guy knocked your ass out . the end.
noizy- September 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm
When I lost all my money in the market buying CDOs I had carpal tunnel syndrome... can I get my money back?
RaginAsian- September 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Was he also on anti-inflammatory's when Mike Kyle rung his bell?
danomite- September 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm
hmmm....him and Anderson both have shoulder injuries at the same time? sounds like they need to cut down on the dutch rudders over there.
intercept440- September 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm
sounds like dell computers today when i was calling an asking where my new alienware laptop was when i paid for next day delivery, i get tranfered to some fucking hijab in new dehli, who ya can hardly fucking understand anyhoe, and as im telling him what the fucking problem is , he keeps interrupting me and then saying sorry to interupt you but....No Mutherfucker you arent sorry , if you was sorry you STFU until im done talking ...anyway to make a long story short he got called a muthafukka, and got hung up on, and ill be getting some calls to dell computers rdy to go for tommorw telling those cockfucks that i need to get soem free shit or some cash back for them fucking lying to me , next day delviery means next fucking day delveriy , not three to five working days
RSparrow- September 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Silvas reaction to finding out the entire cast of "Finding Bigfoot" was hiding somewhere in the arena.
Dwizz- September 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Terry excuse. Brock got his ass whopped WITH diverticulitis and never blamed it. Bigfoot will have a hard time stepping his ZUFFA game up with beatdowns like this. Also really shows just how far Fedor has fallen skill wise by losing so bad to him.
skeletor- September 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm
What's with these big headed guys and excuses?