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Filho Flip-Flop: Will Fight in March

(“Depressed? I was just clownin’, Dawg!”)

We told you yesterday that Paulo Filho went all Britney Spears and pulled out of the WEC event on March 26th where he was to fight Chael Sonnen. That fight had reportedly been pushed to June, provided Filho could stay on his happy pills. Well, scratch that. If Filho’s manager, Ed Soares, is to be believed, the fight is now back on for March 26th.

Via Sherdog:

“He went through some personal issues, and he basically pulled everything together,” Soares said.

Training at the Black House gym in Rio de Janeiro, Filho has been preparing with Ricardo Arona (Pictures) and Rafael Feijao. Soares said UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will join the training camp on March 17.

Said Soares: “During difficult times you get to see who your true friends are, and everyone is coming together to help him get ready for this fight.”

So for now the rematch we thought we had to wait for is back on for later this month. One has to wonder how much pressure the WEC was putting on him to fight since their event card was looking weak at best. Sherdog is also saying that 5-0 middleweight Nissen Osterneck has also pulled out of the March gig. The fighter was set to battle 6-0 Bryan Baker, even though the fight had never been officially announced by the WEC. The withdrawal was due to a shoulder injury that will keep the fighter out for eight months after surgery.

Osterneck last fought on December 15th for HDNet Fights where he defeated Freddie Espiricueta via submission. His fights have never gone to decision – or out of the second round for that matter – and he has won by TKO once and subs four times. You’ll recall that Osterneck was first rumored to fight Sonnen on March 26th before the rematch with Paulo Filho took the real estate agent off the table.

So the Paulo Filho crazy train looks like it will now stop in Vegas on March 26th. We’re looking forward to seeing the rematch and glad we won’t have to wait until June to settle the did-he-or-didn’t-he-tap controversy. But Filho beware: use the next couple of weeks to prepare for Sonnen’s vicious submission techniques like the one in this video. Vicious, I tell you!

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your momma- March 6, 2008 at 5:08 am
Is it just me or does paulo look like a total fag in that little get up?

Maybe thats why he likes to fight, take guys to the ground and love up on em'
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fightfan- March 6, 2008 at 1:42 am
Reports are that his vagina has healed nicely and no longer hurts. He will therefore be capable of fighting in March
Kim Couture is a cunt- March 6, 2008 at 1:31 am
Roid's fuck with your dome
Turdburlgar- March 6, 2008 at 12:37 am
Happy Pills? more like winstrol. happy Juice