As Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva prepares to take on Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 95, he explained to Combate his friendship with "Big Country," and that even though he will fight to win, he would like to take Nelson to a traditional Brazilian barbecue house once the fight is over.
"We're friends,” Silva said. “We spent 15 days in Romania shooting a movie. We became brothers because we spent so many hours together, on the same set, staying at the same hotel. Then he came to American Top Team, where we spent another month and a half together. I helped him with his Overeem fight. We have a very good relationship. The first message I got on my birthday was from my wife. The second one was from Roy Nelson.
"We have a good bond, we are professionals,” Silva continued. “If we could choose a different opponent, we would, but we have to do what the boss tells us. We will be together after the fight. We'll hug it out and then we'll kill about two cows, five chickens, and three lambs at the barbecue house."
Antonio Silva will face Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 95, in Brasilia, Brazil, on September 24. The night will be headlined by a female 140 lbs catchweight fight between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg.