Bigfoot Silva unhappy with UFC TRT ban in Brazil, blames political issues

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva said that Dr. Marcio Tannure, who is in charge of brazilian athletic commission of MMA, never was against TRT and political issues were responsible for the prohibition of the treatment in Brazil.

UFC Heavyweight Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva expressed to Yahoo! Brazil/Esporte Interativo his displeasure with the TRT prohibition by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA or CABMMA). Bigfoot pointed to the contradictory speech by Marcio Tannure, who is in charge of CABMMA.

The way I see, he wants to play the good guy role. He's just being political because he was never against TRT. But I don't judge him.

Dr. Tannure used to say that MMA was a sport ahead of the others because the athletes could be allowed to do the treatment. After failing a post-fight urine test last December after his UFC Fight Night 33 bout with Mark Hunt for elevated testosterone levels, Silva blamed Tannure, but now has no hard feelings:

Everybody likes Dr. Tannure, he is a great person. He made a mistake with me and I was upset because he hasn't admitted. But I understand why he didn't, he is in charge of CABMMA, he is Flamengo's (the most popular soccer team in Brazil) doctor, a lot of famous people have appointments with him. If he had admitted, his image would be damaged.

Silva reaffirmed his need to do the treatment but promises to keep fighting without it.

They thought that the prohibition was the best but who has proved to have a clinical need will be harmed. I will try to continue my career in the best way. I can't retire, I was born to fight.

Silva is still completing his 9 month suspension for his failed drug test.

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