Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 3/28/12

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured) has no interest in fraternizing with the enemy, that’s why the former Strikeforce star decided to leave the Blackzilians after fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem joined the squad in February.

“I always take care of my camp and make sure I’m surrounded with the right people,” Silva stated during Tuesday’s UFC 146 press conference. “I was training at the Blackzilians, and I think it’s inevitable, Alistair Overeem and I are on a collision course and there is a possibility of us fighting one another one day.

“So when I heard he was going there, I decided to take my camp elsewhere.”

The Brazilian subsequently decided to take his talents back to America Top Team, the famed academy that polished Silva’s skills throughout much of his career. “Bigfoot’s” return to familiar turf comes at a critical stage in his career, as the 32-year-old is set to make his big league debut when he meets Roy Nelson at UFC 146.

His Octagon arrival has been a long time coming, so Silva is fully prepared to put on a show while performing on mixed martial arts’ biggest stage.

“Every athlete dreams of being in the best organization and I’m here now in the best MMA organization,” Silva shared. “I’m gonna give my all. I’m gonna give 100 percent to give you guys great fights while I’m here in the UFC.”

UFC 146 takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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