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‘Delivery for Mr. Sonnen’: Filho to Ship WEC Title Belt to Its Rightful Owner

(A chubby Filho tries to muster the interest to block a jab. Photo courtesy of

True to their word, Paulo Filho‘s camp will be sending Chael Sonnen the WEC middleweight title belt that he wants so badly, according to Josh Gross. Sonnen didn’t officially win the championship, what with Filho not making weight, and he may not have looked dazzling in his decision victory but he still clearly deserves the strap more than Filho. Ed Soares, Filho’s manager, said he’d be shipping Sonnen the belt “as soon as he could.”

What’s perhaps more interesting is Soares’ description of Filho after the bizarre fight. Apparently, he didn’t even seem to realize what had happened, which is sort of odd for a guy who made it all the way through three rounds:

Having returned to his locker room after refusing to engage for 15 minutes, Filho (16-1), told several times he’d lost, reacted as if he was unaware the fight had even reached its conclusion, Soares said.

Soon, Filho drew attention from doctors when the dilation of his pupils didn’t match. Later that evening, however, the 30-year-old grappler was released from a local hospital, his eyes functioning as close to normal as they’d done all night.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder. The confusion on Filho’s part might help explain his performance, though. If he was unaware the fight had ended, perhaps he was also unaware it had ever started. Wait until he sees the tape of the fight. Boy, is his face going to be unemployed. I mean red.

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Oatmeal- November 8, 2008 at 4:37 pm
i jizzed in his eyes the previous night, my jiz is known to have
hallucinogenic effects....yeah :-)
Clue-by-Four- November 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm
It will test positive for suck.
Casa Loma- November 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Was Filho given a steriod test? God knows what his urine will test positive for....
KTFO- November 7, 2008 at 7:42 am
One thing is for sure, Sonnen is rude. It's not cool to hit a dude in the eye while he's trying to take a nap. Oh my god jew jif shoes.
Clue-by-Four- November 7, 2008 at 5:29 am
Failho needs to spend some more time in an in-patient program.
Justin- November 7, 2008 at 3:27 am
Failed drug test coming up....I'm calling it. We'll hear about it soon. The couch+ding dongs+drugs(?)="Fatty" Filho. This is the guy a lot of you say can take Silva. That would NEVER happen.
ZONO- November 7, 2008 at 1:26 am
It might be the anti-depressants that's messing up Filho. I've taken Paxil and it messes you up bad. Fuck GlaxoSmithKline. Fuck them big time.
mmmiles- November 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm
Yeah, what does that mean, medically? Can anyone comment?

I've never seen a fighter so out of it in a fight, it was just weird.
Sodak- November 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm
anyone whos seen kickboxer knows he was drugged, the only question is was it in his waterbottle ground in his eye like gladiator or in powder form? its still his own fault tho for not training w/ a blindfold while someone throws coconuts at him.
Anonymous- November 6, 2008 at 10:42 pm
filho was probably on some sort of pain killer or cough medicine or something because he looked fucked up .Time to check back into rehab paulo.
Imbecile- November 6, 2008 at 8:57 pm
Great picture!

Even the Mike Tyson tattoo on Filho's arm looks fat.