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Paulo Filho Thinks His Style is Too Boring for the UFC; Says Promoters Often Determine the Outcome of Fights

http://www.cagepotato.com/paulo-fil...g-ufc-says-promoters-determine-outcome-fights



Paulo Filho sat down for an interview with Tatame recently and the normally reserved 31-year-old embattled Brazilian had a lot to say about a lot of things including his May 13 Bellator match-up with Hector Lombard, his future in the sport and the MMA industry in general.

For those unfamiliar with him outside of the bizarre things he has done as of late like talking to ghosts during his fight with Chael Sonnen and tattooing his face like Mike Tyson, Filho used to be an absolute juggernaut when he fought for PRIDE and it sounds like he is trying to put a lid on some of his demons and doing what he needs to do to get things straightened out. Hopefully he can get back to form and we can see him on a bigger stage before long.

Here are some notable quotes from "Ely":

On whether or not he has his sights set on fighting in the UFC:

"Everyone wants it, but it’s not my main goal, even because there’re a lot of other managers who would have plenty conditions to put me on UFC. [My manager Jorge] Joinha [Guimarães], for ethical reasons, thinks it’s not the right time and I agree with him. I think everyone would like to join UFC, but more because of the advertisement. I’m not worried about it, I’m worried about fighting and doing my part, give happiness for whoever still cheers for me. That’s what I’m worried about. I want to fight until my body says to me it’s done.

UFC has turned into an event focused for the public, the show itself, and not for who is the best fighter. As a good traditionalist (laughs), from the old school, I believe I wouldn’t be successful on UFC because of my style [and] tactical positions that the audience won’t get. The UFC’s fans want to see kicks, punches, blood… I’m just like an anaconda, put it down and keep rounding so that any mistake he makes I get it."

On whether or not he thinks his documented mental issues and struggles with addiction will affect his preparations for the fight or his performance against Lombard:

"We’re high-level athletes, we’re used to have a good life, but the most important is to show people that may think that Paulo Filho is done that he’s not. I have problems, so does everybody. The important thing now is Hector Lombard. It doesn’t matter that he’s in a good sequence of fights or if he has our not a belt, even because I’ve got an 18-1 record. I consider myself a complete athlete, never had easy time. Some easier, but none of them were a piece of cake. I have a expansive background, so does he."

On the upcoming fight between his friend and teammate Lyoto Machida and his former Chuteboxe rival Mauricio "Shogun" Rua:

"On this fight, something different is going to happen. I think one of them will go down. They were too cautious on the first fight and Shogun knows that if it happens again, he’ll lose again. The champion only loses on the score card if the owner of the event is really mad at him or if the difference is too big, thing that didn’t happen on that fight. I think Shogun has to go for it, what can be a good thing for Lyoto, but I believe Lyoto is not used to athletes so powerful. It’s a fight, man, which I want to see again. It’s very nice to watch a fight with this level of athletes."
 

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Lyoto vs. Shogun is good example where winner isn't always the one even Dana think it should be. Judges aren't working for ufc so unless there is some dirty corruption going on there is nothing Dana and the gang can do about judge decisions unless they are REALLY weird and require some investigation done by the athletic commision(s), in which case it really isn't on Dana's hands either.
 

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promoters "OFTEN"..... not "always"....

it must be nice to live in a dream world where the best fighter is champion, judges and promotions arent full of shit and those Pride wins actually mean something.

more so in other places but fixed fights, pre determined winners....


isnt Dan Mirgilotta (SP) a "legit" ref??

watch Kimbo vs Thompson.... tell me how "legit" that dude is.

Brock is Champion because the promotion wanted him to be champion. flat out. he did have to get a couple wins but they paved an easy path.
 

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Filho is a complete douche. The man has zero professionalism and aways seems to have some borderline retarded comments to make. The reason that he wouldnt do well in the UFC has nothing to do with his style, it has to do with the fact that he shows up for fights extremely overweight and frequently doesnt show up at all. I cant wait to see Lombard kick the shit outta this dude.
 

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Filho is a complete douche. The man has zero professionalism and aways seems to have some borderline retarded comments to make. The reason that he wouldnt do well in the UFC has nothing to do with his style, it has to do with the fact that he shows up for fights extremely overweight and frequently doesnt show up at all. I cant wait to see Lombard kick the shit outta this dude.
Thats not gonna happen.. Filho is the shit.. He can stand and talk to ghosts while in a cage fight and still pretty much win.. Chuck Norris cant even do that.
 

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Thats not gonna happen.. Filho is the shit.. He can stand and talk to ghosts while in a cage fight and still pretty much win.. Chuck Norris cant even do that.
Filho is very good when he trains and has his shit together. How this dude is going to come into a fight is extremely unpredictable. Lombard is always game and much more well rounded then Filho. I really think its gonna be a one sided affair that ends when Lombard decides to end it.
 

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Judging by that sweet stache in the picture he has also taken up acting in dude-on-dude porn.
lol i noticed that slick stashe too!!

he has the unibrow + the porn stashe.

Filho is the ultimate greaseball
 
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