Esther Lin was able to go behind the scenes in the camps of Antonio "Big Foot" Silva in Brazil and Daniel Cormier as they prepare to face each other at Saturday's Semi-Finals of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament (aka Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov).
Above is the video of Big Foot training with Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante at the X Gym in Rio de Janeiro. After the jump we've got the video of Cormier with his American Kickboxing Academy teammates.
Silva and Cormier will meet in one bracket while Josh Barnett and Sergei Kharitonov will meet in the other. Both fights will air on Showtime.
Originally Silva was expected to face former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in the semi-finals, but Overeem and Strikeforce's management hit a contractual roadblock and he was stripped of the belt and cut from the organization. A few weeks later he came to terms with Strikeforce's sister organization the UFC and will be fighting Brock Lesnar on December 30th.