"There was no appeal. The suspension stays. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. The commission showed that they don't like MMA fighters, mainly Brazilian. Sean Sherk took Nandrolone, it was proved, but they reduced his punishment, but with me they didn’t".-- Antônio Silva.
"The Commission didn’t prove Bigfoot`s fault, there are doubts. But anything proved, and then the facts pass to be unimportant, and the opinion of six or seven commissionaires, who doesn’t understand anything about chemistry, predominate. The commission, although have not proved the facts, continue to keep the suspension".-- Alex Davis, Silva's manager.
Bigfoot won't be eligible to fight again until July 26th 2009.