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‘Bigfoot’ Silva goes off on critics following 16-second loss

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Antonio Silva suffered the fastest loss of his mixed martial arts career Saturday, getting knocked out in 16 seconds against Stefan Struve in Rotterdam, Netherlands. And days after the UFC Fight Night 87 defeat, "Bigfoot" lost his temper on social media.

The 36-year-old heavyweight, who scored only one victory in the past seven UFC bouts, called out the haters on his social media, inviting them to spar at American Top Team gym in Florida.

"Many people think that because we’re famous we don’t have feelings or desire to sometimes answer something," Silva wrote in Portuguese. "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."

Silva (19-9-1), a former UFC heavyweight title contender, is 3-7 with one no-contest since scoring the biggest win of his MMA career over Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce. Prior to that victory, "Bigfoot" won 15 out of 17 fights.

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