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Paulo Thiago Is Basically an Action Movie Character

If you’re waiting until the last minute to make your FightPicker picks for UFC 109, either because you’re the kind of sad sack who always waits until the last minute with everything, or simply because you’d rather compete in a pool against such sad sacks, you should see this first.  It’s a clip from the UFC’s most recent "Countdown" show, in which we see Paulo Thiago at work in his BOPE unit.  Like the nice man in the beret says at the 0:50 mark, "When society needs help, they call police.  When police needs help, they call BOPE."  In other words, BOPE takes no shit off nobody.  Just look at their crazy logo if you don’t believe us.

The awesomeness of all this was not lost on Mike Swick, who wrote on his Twitter: "I have to admit, his segment was badass!  I’m in the gym with blondie and Fitch and he’s rapelling out of Helos with an M4.  Damn you Thiago!"

Just something to think about if you’re caught between picking Swick or Thiago and can’t decide.  One of those fighters has been in the kind of critical situations that "hardens a man’s spirit," while the other has to hang out with this freaking guy every day.  Actually, that’s still a tough call. 

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los_Hated- February 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Its not having a gun that makes him good for the fight!. Did u guys see how he walked to KOS after he rocked him with that uppercut combo? he walked to him like if he was going to shake his hand but he was really saying...I am fuckinbadass! and now u will die. Reminds me of Silvas fuckinbadassnes
robthom- February 4, 2010 at 9:29 am
Hehe, you said bope.
macreadysshack- February 4, 2010 at 9:16 am
Thiago is too busy training all the aspects of war-cop to really specialize in MMA as much as he needs to.

I'd go with the guy that spent his days in the ring with that mocha-blonde asshole and Jon Fitch.

If we're talking about UFC, that is. If we're talking about saving the fucking world, well, I'd go with Thiago, of course.

meanfinger- February 4, 2010 at 8:10 am
i used to like swick but he's fallin off the wagon, and besides that he's chillin with blondie.. thiago is gonna make him look like the BOPE logo
petro- February 4, 2010 at 7:56 am
Thiago is taking this one - Swick was never that good to begin with..i mean really, who has he beaten thats worth mentioning? Saunders, Davis....Burkman?? LOL!
Durden- February 4, 2010 at 4:44 am
Paulo Thiago an expert of man to man combat
provrorsbarn- February 4, 2010 at 12:17 am
holy shit BOPE aint no mad respect for him now....
peckawoodd- February 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm
I hope Thiago wins. Swick seems like a cutty douche.
jimbonics- February 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm


And um... Thiago.
mma samurai- February 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm
@Kimbo Slice

I was thinking it looks more like a scene from the new movie Gamer. I was waiting to see them cut away to some little 15 year old kid with his PS3 controller.

That aside pretty cool video and I think this will be a pretty entertaining fight.
PurplePickle- February 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm
As long as Swick doesn't engage in narco-terrorism or hostage taking between now and Sat. night, I think I will stay with him on FightPicker.
KimboSlice- February 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm
This reminds me of Tekken for some reason...
FreddyFangers- February 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm
I could give a shit that he gets to shoot machine guns. Hes gonna get the dogshit beat outta him saturday.
crucial- February 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm
No shit, I didn't know Paulo Thiago was BOPE...even if it is Brasília. If he were BOPE here in Rio though I'd be much more impressed...anyone seen Tropa de Elite?
burmese bandit- February 3, 2010 at 5:19 pm
How many guns does he get to bring into the octagon with him?

We've seen lots of marines and so called special forces fighters get beat. They train more with guns than hand to hand. Just sayin'
cecils_pupils- February 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm
My prediction: Thiago by TKO. Not just because he is a fuckinbadass, but because this will end up being Swicks reason to go back up to 185. 2 losses in a row will make it hard for him to wanna stay at 170, especially with both Koscheck and Fitch in the top 5.
Its on random.- February 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm
even under all that equipment...Paulo still looks like the muppet Sam the Eagle.
skeletor- February 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Yeah Swick looked like shit in his last fight, and Paulo did something to DW to really piss him off with the hands he's been dealt. I'm going with Thiago. I mean he has two of the most common names used in Brazil and that usually means bad ass. He lost a decision to Fitch but so does everybody not named GSP. I always pick an underdog for one of my pics and he will be it this time although I don't like banking on Melvin.
Smitty- February 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm
I got 1 word............fuckinbadass!
ubidoob- February 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm
I still think it'll be Swick by UD... Sweet though.