“Bigfoot” Silva loses corruption-filled fight for shadowy Russian promotion

In September of this year, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was knocked out by Roy Nelson.

The knockout marked Silva’s fifth strike-induced loss in six fights which, unsurprisingly, prompted [his release from…

Just days after his release from the UFC, news broke that Bigfoot had signed on for a fight in Russia, with the same league that infamously tricked Jeff Monson into competing with an injury in May of this year. As luck – or bad luck – would have it, his opponent was the same man who beat up the injured Monson in May, Ivan Shtyrkov.

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