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Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Reverses Retirement Decision, Seeks Rematch Declaring ‘I Did Not Lose’

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Merely eight days post declaring his exit from combat sports, Antonio Silva, popularly known as ‘Bigfoot’, has once again rescinded his retirement.

The erstwhile UFC heavyweight championship aspirant initially bid farewell to his career in December 2022, expressing, “everybody has a limit.” However, he came out of retirement and subsequently experienced another MMA defeat, this time a decision against Salim El Ouassaidi at Kingdom Fighting 1 on June 10 in France.

Presently on an 11-match losing streak spanning four sports—MMA, boxing, kickboxing, and bare-knuckle boxing—Silva took to social media to request a rematch with Ouassaidi.

“I’m ready and I’m coming out of retirement to fight again because I’m certain I didn’t lose,” Silva posted on his Instagram page.

Just after his latest loss, Silva stated, “everything has a beginning and an end, and I’m contented and satisfied. No professional athlete ever wants to stop, be it in volleyball or football, but everything has its time, and I gave it 19 years.”

Nicknamed ‘Bigfoot’, Silva has been knocked out in nine out of his last 11 bouts, tracing back to 2015. The Brazilian heavyweight has not celebrated a victory since a second-round knockout of Soa Palelei in Aug. 2015, marking his only win in 16 fights since 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva retirement

When did Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva initially announce his retirement?

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva initially announced his retirement from combat sports in December 2022.

How long did Silva stay retired before coming back?

Antonio Silva stayed retired for just eight days before deciding to come back to combat sports.

Who was Silva’s last opponent before un-retiring?

Before un-retiring, Silva’s last opponent was Salim El Ouassaidi at Kingdom Fighting 1 in France.

What is the current losing streak of Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva?

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is currently on an 11-fight losing streak across MMA, boxing, kickboxing, and bare-knuckle boxing.

When was the last time Silva won a fight?

Silva’s last victory was a second-round knockout over Soa Palelei in August 2015, his only win in 16 fights since 2013.

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Boxing_Bob June 18, 2023 - 9:25 pm

Wow…11 losses in a row?? Maybe time to call it quits for real, Bigfoot.

GrappleGuru June 19, 2023 - 5:29 am

He ain’t done yet, huh? Respec’ to Silva. Heart of a lion, man!

FightFan101 June 19, 2023 - 12:04 pm

Bigfoot comin’ back again! lol. Dude, jus’ enjoy retirement ya earned it.

MMA_Maniac June 19, 2023 - 1:21 pm

Can’t help but admire his spirit. All the best for the rematch, Silva.

ChokeholdCharlie June 19, 2023 - 6:45 pm

Come on Silva, sometimes ya gotta know when to step away. Its for your health man.

IronJaw June 19, 2023 - 7:34 pm

seriously? he really thinks he didn’t lose? Dude needs a reality check…


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