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Bigfoot Popped for Big Testosterone

Bigfoot Popped for Big Testosterone

What was hailed as one of the greatest heavyweight battles of all time has now been tainted. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who scrapped with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 on December 7 in a knockdown, drag-out five-round war, has been busted for elevated testosterone levels in his post-fight screening.

FightLine has got the deets:

“All fighters on the UFC Fight Night card were drug tested by an independent third-party laboratory at the event and all fighters passed their drug tests with the exception of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva,” the UFC said in a statement. “Although Silva is on a medically approved regimen of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), and had been in compliance with therapeutic guidelines on all pre-fight tests performed prior to the event, the results of his test on the day of the event indicated a level of testosterone outside of allowable limit.”

Bigfoot and Hunt fought to a majority draw, with both men netting a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus for their efforts. With his failed drug test, the Brazilian behemoth’s record will no reflect a “no contest” (Hunt’s record will still show a majority draw). In addition, that 50K Silva earned? It now goes to Hunt.

UFC President Dana White released this statement on this sad turn of events:

  • JoeRoganIsAnnoying

    Cheaters NEVER Prosper!

  • robthom

    Well you know what they say about people with big feet.

    But seriously everybody who’s been paying attention knows that he’s got some sort of glandular disorder, this doesn’t prove that he intended to cheat.

    Doesn’t prove that he didn’t either but he’s the only mutherfucker out of all 20-30 of them in the UFC these days who’s got an at least apparently legitimate reason to be tinkering with his testicle flow.