UFC 146: Antonio Silva Says Alistair Overeem 'Becomes A Kitty' When He Gets Hit

Junior dos Santos training with Antonio "Big Foot" Silva. Photo via Portal do Vale Tudo.

Antonio "Big Foot" Silva trains with UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and has some thoughts on dos Santos' UFC 146 challenger Alistair Overeem. Silva spoke to Brazil's Portal do Vale Tudo and didn't pull any punches in his assessment of Overeem (translated by Orcus):

A fight is a fight and anything can happen. They're two very strong fighters, they're at the top of their division but I don't see how Overeem can beat Junior dos Santos. Overeem is (beating a lot of people), he's a lion, but when (he gets hit) he becomes a kitty. When Junior first connects, Overeem's spirit of a fighter will go to the dress room. I think it will be Junior with another knockout in his career.

Silva has signed with the UFC but has yet to have an announced opponent. At one point it was expected that he would face former champ Cain Velasquez but Cain will instead face Frank Mir. Silva became the second man to defeat Fedor Emelianenko during the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. He was eliminated from that tournament by Daniel Cormier in the semi-finals.

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