During Saturday's fights, Antonio Silva, a heavyweight who recently lost a title bout to Cain Velasquez, tweeted in Portuguese that he wanted a shot at Silva because they had a "debt to settle." The two were once teammates with the Blackzilians and American Top Team. Recently, Antonio Silva returned to American Top Team.
Antonio Silva said he will fight Thiago at heavyweight, but Thiago balked at the idea of moving up in weight.
"He must be sad because I left American Top Team, but if he wants to fight me he has to come down to 205. That’s it," he said through an interpreter at the UFC on FUEL 10 post-fight press conference.
Antonio weighed in for his bout with Velasquez at 263 lbs. He stands 6-foot-4. The cut down to light heavyweight wouldn't be a small feat, especially considering he is 33 years old. But the guy calling for the fight should be the one to make the concession.
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