Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-4) may have lost via first round TKO to current champ Cain Velasquez in his debut at UFC 146, but according to the knockout artist, it was the UFC jitters that caused the lackluster performance. This time around, “Bigfoot” promises to to drop the champ with his heavy hands, just as he recently did Alistair Overeem.

“I think the main thing is in our first fight I was nervous and I was anxious,” Silva said. “And I have replaced those emotions now. Now I’m calm and I’m driven. I really want this. Comparing my style of fighting to Cain’s style of fighting, I would have to be born again to become faster than Cain Velasquez. I’ve got 30 pounds on him. He’s going to be faster than me. So I need to work with what I have, and what I have is very, very heavy hands.

“So, I’m going to need to keep my hands healthy and heavy to go in there and I’m sure that the first punch that I really land, he’s going to go down.” – MMAJunkie

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