"I’m absolutely sure that [Silva] didn’t take boldenone or any other prohibited substance. The hearing with the Commission was a joke, they didn’t listen to the evidence. I continue to completely support Bigfoot and I accept any consequence that will come to me, but we’ll continue our fight until the end. Their hearing (on February 10) is to screw us, but we’re going to civil justice against them. It is the first time that this will be done, we’ll go until the end. We’re right and we’re not afraid of them, they’re wrong. They tried to coerce us (not to fight in Japan) and now they sent a letter to Bigfoot. We’re here, we’re not going to run away. If it’s necessary, Bigfoot fights until the end of his life in Japan, that’s not a problem."
Alex Davis - Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva's longtime manager - speaks to Tatame.com about the hearing on February 10 with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) that will decide the future of his client's fight career in the United States. Bigfoot and his team have adamantly denied using the banned substance that he tested positive for after his heavyweight title win at Elite XC: "Unfinished Business" back in July. Silva's appeal was unsuccessful in October and the suspension was upheld. Still claiming innocence and needing to work to earn a living, Silva took a fight at Sengoku 7 in Japan last week in spite of the suspension handed down by the CSAC. Now he faces having his license revoked in the U.S. all together when this hearing goes down on February 10.