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Paulo Filho Too Bummed To Fight

(Filho: Rainy days and Mondays always bring him down.)

Paulo Filho was supposed to have a rematch with Chael Sonnen at WEC’s March 26th event, but the middleweight champion has pulled out of the fight, citing depression and a lack of motivation. As he said in a interview:

“I wasn’t on a good moment, had depression but I’m rising now and the Americans forced me to fight now. I’m not afraid of winning or losing, but I wasn’t motivated to train, wasn’t training well, so I decided to do what the contract says and transferred the fight to June.”

Though the Filho/Sonnen rematch will be a great supporting fight for the featherweight championship bout between Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver in June, it leaves the March card looking mighty thin. That event will feature only one title match — a light-heavyweight contest between Doug “The Rhino” Marshall and Brian Stann, and its next-biggest draw is Brock Larson vs. John Alessio.

Pulling out of a title fight for lack of motivation is some truly weak bullshit, and I hope that the WEC at least fines Filho for this. We feel bad that Sonnen won’t be seeing a fight check for another three months — but if you live in Portland area, you could always support him by buying a house.

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If you're not a fighter U don't F$%ing understand- March 23, 2008 at 7:33 pm
First Filho is the title holder and a very skillful fighter
he's doing what's best for him and not risking loosing his title and his whole career because some pussy keyboard warrior wants the fight to happened now. The guy was smart enough to have the clause in his contract and use it--Good job filho. Why would anyone fight if you're not prepared-that's just straight up stupidity-smart move on filho. All those angry pussies out there cause he postpone get over your and stop arguing like lil bitches. Go join a gym at least if you're too scared to get punched in the face.
I've always been a huge fan of Filho.He's a topfighter with a contract but HE'S STILL A HUMAN and not a robocop!!!!Every fighter(are humans too)can have a depression or a less period.It can happen too everybody,so to this guys too.They have emotions and feelings too.If the mind isn't alright,then the body isn't so.I struggled with that kinda problems too.Filho needs some rest and treatment.
fightfan- March 5, 2008 at 12:14 am
I guess his fat ass is too far overweight to even make a half assed run at 185. What a pussy!!! I have been a fan for 10 plus years and have NEVER heard of more of a bull shit, pussy excuse!!!!!!

I mean, lack of motivation????? And the TRUTH BELOW......

Didnt start to cycle of steroids in time so that they are not detectable!!!


He is about 220 plus pounds and if the cut took so much out of him last time....Then he better come up woth an excuse and FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


His vagina hurts
Anonymous- March 4, 2008 at 9:12 pm
I have to say that that arm chair tough guys make this website interesting at times. If Filho is having issues with motivation and has the option to move a fight, then fuck it. Let' em fight in June. GET THE FUCK OVER YOUR SELF.
Randy Courture is a bloody twat- March 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm
... too bummed to fight? WTF is that shit. And why is there a stipulation in the contract to transfer the fight to June?

How about you fight when the person holding your contract says to fight. Fighters are becoming total pussies and not doing what they signed their name too.

The WEC or any other company like that should not has a clause to put off a fight. If you don't fight when we tell you to fight you get fined the amount you were going to get paid.

Keep fighters in line and tell them to do their fucking job. I have depression, I dont feel motivated enough to do my fucking job. GET THE FUCK OVER IT.

Also, Title holders should have to defend their belt at least 4x a year maybe 5. It doesn't take 3 months to train for a fight... Keep your ass in the gym and treat this like a normal job... 9 to 5.
Kim Couture is a cunt- March 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Steroids fuck with your motivation
Cam- March 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm
Wow, that s a first. I didn't know hurt feelings was an legit injury to cite as a reason for pulling out of a fight. Ohh well the pulver/faber fight should be great.