Bigfoot Silva has only lost two matches in the UFC and both were to the same man who just happens to be the current heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.
The fighter who meets Andrei Arlovski tomorrow night on UFC 51 and who recently knocked out both Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem says another win would put him in line for his third attempt to beat Velasquez.
“I believe that I will stay in the same spot I am today with a win over Arlovski,” Silva told MMAFighting.com. “I’m ranked No. 4 in the UFC, so I believe they would give me an even tougher opponent next, and then I think I would be able to fight for the title again.”
While Silva tested positive for elevated testosterone levels after his last match against Mark Hunt, the fighter says he thinks he has earned a shot at the belt.
“There are not many fighters in the heavyweight division, it’s not like the lightweights, so two or three big wins can get you a title shot,” he said. “It’s not about how many wins can you get, it’s about who can you beat. I earned a title shot with wins over Browne and Overeem. After I fight Arlovski, they will probably give me another one and then I can fight for the title.”
Tags: Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva, Mixed Martial Arts