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Things are getting heated between Alistair Overeem and Antonio Silva

With title shot dangling for Overeem, tension builds between Dutch star and 'Bigfoot'

Silva had just spent the better part of an hour convincing reporters that he wasn’t bothered by Overeem’s words, but when the Brazilian got within speaking distance of his opponent, that all changed. The two met for a photo opportunity on Thursday and Silva wasted no time warning Overeem that he had crossed the line.

In a tense moment, Silva and Overeem neared each other and Silva appeared to make contact, with his massive left hand covering most of Overeem’s face. Silva then began to jaw at him. As Dana White attempted to step in between the massive heavyweights, Overeem responded and the two exchanged words and glares even as they backed away from each other to give way to the next pairing of fighters.

According to White, the exchange went like this:

Silva: “You better start showing respect.”

Overeem: “I’m going to f———destroy you.”

The only negative thing that Overeem has had to say about Silva this entire time was the same thing he said to him yesterday, that he's going to destroy him.

I think there is more to Bigfoot's anger than just that. He's likely upset that Overeem will be granted a shot at Cain Velasquez with a win and he will not after the bloody beating Velasquez gave him last spring.

Overeem also essentially took Bigfoot's spot with the Blackzillians after joining the camp, and Silva abruptly leaving and joining ATT, believing that he and Overeem would be fighting in the near future.

He was right.