Originally Posted by kantowrestler
How can you hate Filho? He was one of the top middlweights in the world at one point!
Regardless of having any solid proof, I truly believe he had a dependency to steroids. When he pulled from the first attempt of a rematch with Sonnen, he was reported as having depression. I've read that depression is a common side-effect of coming off of a steroid dependency. Plus he always looked A LOT bigger in Japan.
Not only that, but he came in severely overweight in his rematch with Sonnen once it finally happened.
Then he puts on the worst performance next to Kalib Starnes vs Nate Quarry. So he decides he's going back up to 205.
Then once he gets to Japan, he has no problem getting to 185...Hmmm...
Also, I just think he was SEVERELY overrated when he was ranked. Sites like MMAWeekly were always putting Filho and Lindland at the top and it made no sense at all. Who has Filho beaten to justify such a ranking?