Following his 16-second knockout loss at the hands of Stefan Struve last weekend, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has a message for his critics:
Silva took to Instagram and posted a message to any and all internet warriors, along with a picture of text that, according to Google Translate, means “insects do not attack erased lamps.” Yup, we’re just as confused as you with that phrase, so let’s all thank Brazilian MMA reporter Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com for being able to translate Portuguese.
"Many people think that because we’re famous we don’t have feelings or desire to sometimes answer something. I will be very open and transparent to many shi--y Brazilians. This is why Brazil lives in misery: no education, culture and anti-patriotism. I want the jealous who couldn’t achieve their goals and success in life, who think it’s easier to sit in front of a computer and talk trash at others who work hard, overcome pain, exhaustion, an many times overcome diseases to achieve success… I want those you talk trash to f--k off, sit in a big macaxeira. And if you don’t like this and get mad like when you get in front of a computer, I train from Monday through Saturday at American Top Team, at 5750 FL-7 - Coconut Creek, Florida 33073. This is the address, show up there. But don’t forget to bring a mouthpiece, gloves and shin guard ... Thanks from the bottom of my heart to those who recognize a professional’s work. I apologize for opening up, and the lack of manners, to all of you who love MMA or any other sport, and recognize that an athlete not only wins on victories. Nobody wants to be defeated, but we make a plan and God makes another.”
Note to self: don’t anger a guy named “Bigfoot.”
Just so we’re clear, internet trolls, agreeing to meet Silva at American Top Team for an afternoon of sparring is a bad idea. We get that you think he has a paper chin and you have a shot at knocking him out, but it’s more likely that you're well into your adult years, still live with your mom and she pays the cable bill for your UFC pay-per-views. Move along, folks.
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