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Paulo Filho Got Some More Insane Tattoos, You Guys

You remember Paulo Filho, right? Brazilian dude, at one point considered the second-best middleweight in the world? Had a mental breakdown during a fight against Chael Sonnen, liked drugs, emerged from rehab with some of the strangest tattoos in MMA history? Well unfortunately, the former WEC champ isn’t 100% sane yet. After Filho no-showed a fight last month for Bitetti Combat (which he blamed on a financial dispute), his U.S. manager Ed Soares revealed that Filho was still battling his personal demons. Paulo recently checked in with GracieMag to tell everybody that he’s broke, and to show off his new face-tattoo, which is a homage to one of his heroes:

“It’s like what [Mike] Tyson has on his face. The tattoo looks good, I’m the one who doesn’t! Come here and take a picture of the new Paulao to show people what’s to come. I’m off drugs. This business about no one wanting me is a lie. There are a number of events around the world wanting me to fight for them." 

Sure buddy, just like there’s a lot of people who would let Dan Quinn stay in his car in front of their house and take showers. Filho made no mention of his huge forearm tattoo, which is apparently a shout-out to his favorite tattoo studio in Rio. We have to assume that Filho sold ad space on his arm to Placartoon to finance his completely-necessary face-tattoo, which is totally something a mentally stable person would get. Damn, Paulo. I look around this room and I see a bunch of people who love you like crazy. Good luck getting your shit together…

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J-Dog- March 8, 2010 at 7:24 am
Face tattoo = never, ever a good idea. Even considering one shows a genuine lack of sanity.
NECROPHYTE- March 6, 2010 at 1:39 am
Dude! Ben got that same tat on his face too! Check his facebook homie!
mthomas- March 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Wow...I'm blown away by the second pic. Not because of the arm or face tattoo, but because I didn't think Paulo owned a shirt that wasn't both flannel and sleeveless...
robthom- March 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm
"Should have gone the extra mile and had that unibrow taken care of while he was decorating his face."

Its a tattoo.
superflat- March 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Someone comes up to you, says they got a face tattoo because they think it looks good on Mike Tyson. Don't really need to say much else, do they?
cecils_pupils- March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm
Nice 'stache... tryin' to compete with Mazzegatti now are we?
jizzninja- March 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm
I like the new look, very distinguished and gentleman like
Bloodlust- March 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Further proof not to have Mike Tyson as a role model. I'd just keep him away from Brazilian beauty contest competitors for a while.
El Guapo- March 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Since he likes 'toons so much.. Fozzie Bear, whaddaya think of Ol Filho there??

"Wocka Wocka Wocka!!"

Yeaahhh, I thought so.
Fried Taco- March 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm
Nice cover-up work they did for his old Cartoon Network tat.
Versus Vs IndirectTV- March 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm
angry little feet- March 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Should have gone the extra mile and had that unibrow taken care of while he was decorating his face.
agentsmith- March 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm
@ BobSapp:
"I'm selling the space on my taint to the highest bidder. Just Sayin..."

Is still doing that shit?
Nut Puncher 9000- March 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Nobody ever said getting punched in the face leads everyone to success.
BobSapp- March 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
I'm selling the space on my taint to the highest bidder. Just Sayin...
agentsmith- March 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
The mustache and shirt in that first pic make him look like he's coming to mow Dana White's lawn.