Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is hoping to roll again the clock when he returns to MMA for the primary time in 4 years on June 13.
Silva hasn’t competed in MMA since struggling a knockout loss to Vitaly Minakov at a Battle Nights International occasion again in June 2017. That setback put him on a five-fight shedding streak with only one win in his earlier 10 outings general. All his setbacks in that run have come by means of knockout or TKO.
The Brazilian would go on to compete in kickboxing in October 2017 and most not too long ago, bareknuckle boxing in October 2019. Nonetheless, each fights — towards Rico Verhoeven and Gabriel Gonzaga respectively — noticed him lose by way of early knockout.
In an interview with AG Battle, ‘Bigfoot’ defined that he’s feeling motivated and targeted forward of his struggle towards Quentin Domingos at Megdan Preventing 9 in Serbia.
“I’m very anxious after a number of years away,” Silva mentioned. “I’m motivated, joyful to reach on the thirteenth of June to return to MMA, towards a man who has six fights, who could be very robust. (…) It was my profession that launched me on the martial artwork scene, so I’ve a fantastic love. New alternatives appeared, however as quickly because it was MMA, I already thought it was time (to return). I had my first struggle in 2004. I’ve a sense for MMA, so it’s fast to select up. I’m 300% targeted to get again (laughs).
Silva insists the very best model of himself can be within the Cage on June 13.
“(The issue) was right here (within the head). From 2014 onwards, my life went down a good distance, not solely professionally, however personally as nicely,” Silva mentioned. “Private issues I did that influenced my skilled life. On the time I believed I used to be proper, I didn’t see the error and this can be a snowball. You reap what you sow. I made an enormous change. I want I had this head and this private life for years. Absolutely now it’s a ‘Pezão’ from ten years in the past that may return. I needed to fall a number of instances to see the place I went fallacious (…) Falling is necessary, however crucial factor is to rise up and, thank God, I managed.”
The 41-year-old understands that his profession will quickly attain its conclusion.
“I consider that I’m nearer than removed from retirement. I wish to shut this cycle with a flourish, as I began, with good fights. I intend to struggle one other 12 months, perhaps 5 extra fights, and shut with a flourish,” Silva defined. “That’s my aim.”
Do you assume Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will get again within the win column on June 13?