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Once Again, Paulo Filho Is In Full-Blown Panic-Attack Mode

(I believe that’s the universal puppy expression for “get me away from this crazy fucker.” / Photo via:

World Series of Fighting took a major risk by putting Paulo Filho on the main card of its “Arlovski vs. Johnson” event this Saturday. Eccentric at best and tragically troubled at worst, the Brazilian cautionary tale has suffered countless career setbacks due to drug addiction, emotional breakdowns, and simple clerical errors. So maybe we should start preparing for the possibility that his scheduled match against David Branch might not happen. Let’s just call it a hunch — a hunch based on the fact that Filho missed his flight to Atlantic City on Tuesday due to a panic attack.

MMAFighting passed along that news last night, adding the following: “On Wednesday, though, Filho confirmed that he was on a plane headed to New Jersey, so as of Wednesday night, the Filho vs. Branch fight is still on.” Oh, Filho confirmed it? Well, then. Crisis averted. I’m sure he’s not hiding in an underground bunker somewhere deep within the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by boxes and boxes of sleeveless flannel shirts.

We’ll keep you posted if we hear more. I think at this point, a blown weigh-in and distracted performance would be a best-case scenario. The smart money’s still on “no-show,” though.

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Mr_Misanthropy- March 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm
Hey, if he does show up maybe we'll get a "classic" Filho performance. His bizarre in-ring antics are usually much more exciting and noteworthy than most of his fights.
danomite- March 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Speaking of tattoos, I think getting tattoos of famous people with hitler mustaches should become a thing now. I mean, it isn't any more ridiculous than the stupid shit they put on there now. If your going to put fat elvis on your bicep like alan belcher did, then what's the harm in adding a little nazi face furniture too it?
Thumblaster- March 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm
It looks like mike tyson with a mustach on his arm still better than alan belchers orange fat albert wayne newton combo tat , err ,johnny cash tat
El Guapo- March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am
Speaking of money, I gotta agree with Jvc. Fred is indeed a few dimes short of a nickel. Wait, no, he's a few quarters short of a dime, I meant. I think that's how it goes.
El Guapo- March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am
That tattoo is money!
Get it, "money"?
It's play on w..
mma4ever- March 21, 2013 at 10:31 am
Who the fux iz fallon fox turned in its dick and bought a new box knocking out chicks cause they like dicks ......thats it.
jcv1986- March 21, 2013 at 10:17 am
Hahaha fried taco. Ur a quick one. Ill give that.....
jcv1986- March 21, 2013 at 10:12 am
Hahaha fried taco... Ur a quick one,ill give u that .....
algiersheadkick504- March 21, 2013 at 8:14 am
This guy can armbar 99% of the world but can't commit to Shit without some drug/panic attack problems kick in
Fried Taco- March 21, 2013 at 7:59 am
@jcv1986 - It's "shed"! I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed! Sheesh. At least I'm a tool, though.
crappiefloper- March 21, 2013 at 7:30 am
Is that a chucacabra on his stomach?
Mr_Misanthropy- March 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Esta lo CHUPAcabra, juey, por que quieres chupar sangre de chiwitos y vacas y possible su hermano.
macreadysshack- March 21, 2013 at 7:26 am
Yeah, cause staying on point is rule #1 here at Cagepotato. Fried Taco - you've lost the plot, mo' fugger!!!! Cease and desist your off topic tirade!!! So, its pretty amazing how many comments that Fallon Fox article got, isn't it? That article was teuly the perfect storm of troll-like bias and arrogance. So, whats everybody up to today?
jcv1986- March 21, 2013 at 7:12 am
That had nothing to do with this article. Fried taco is not sharpest tool in the box.
Fried Taco- March 21, 2013 at 6:50 am
He really should have been a "no-show" for some of those tattoo sessions.