To say that Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva has had a tough few years within the world of combat sports is an understatement.
A former EliteXC Heavyweight Champion, Bigfoot had issues with post-fight drug tests on more than one occasion, but since 2013 has had a problem getting into the win column. Out of 11 fights across kickboxing and MMA since being granted a UFC title shot, Silva has won only once.
Many connected his slide downhill with UFC's ban of testosterone replacement therapy. As Silva has battled acromegaly, it's speculated that the ban affected his performance so drastically that it ruined his career. Yet after leaving UFC last year, Silva is winless in three fights.
Silva's former foe Daniel Cormier has another idea for the 38-year old, as indicated on Talk and Talker.
"I heard that out of American Top Team that maybe he should try professional wrestling," said Cormier. "Go do something where you're not taking that damage anymore. I think that'd be a good idea. He's a big guy, so I'm sure he could find a place in WWE. He's slow, so he wouldn't be able to do a lot of the acrobatic stuff guys are doing nowadays. But I believe there's a place for him doing professional wrestling. He's still getting damaged pretty bad. You have to know when it's time to walk away. Most guys don't get the fairytale ending."
American Top Team is well known for their affection towards pro wrestling. Many members of the camp have recently appeared for Impact Wrestling ahead of their Bound For Glory PPV.
Silva fought last weekend, dropping a kickboxing bout to Rico Verhoeven in short order at GLORY 46.