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babalu2720 » Posted 2/1/07 8:55:00PM

Paulo Filho (Pictures) will not defend his WEC middleweight crown against Chael Sonnen (Pictures) on March 26, his manager, Jorge Guimaraes, told Sherdog.com.

"We tried our best with Filho, but it didn't work and he'll not fight in the WEC," Guimaraes said. "He tried with all his effort to accomplish the title defense, but he realized he couldn't do it due to chemical dependence and depression. He knew this kind of stuff does not have a link with the sport, and I'm happy he had a conscience and looked for help."

"The WEC staff was superb with us," the manager added. "They understood the situation, and Filho will return and defend his belt in June. Filho also realized who his real friends are, and he took this lesson seriously. He'll come back victorious from this tough moment and he will be supported, as mentioned, by his real friends."

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=11802

CantAndleDaRiddum » Posted 12/14/07 5:25:00PM

oh s*** thats crazy. hope dude's gonna be ok.

BlazinSaddle » Posted 2/3/08 10:03:00PM

i still dont see why people insist that sonnen is right, filho was going to snap his arm in 3 places because filho knew he was losing and the ref knew sonnen was in trouble by the screaming thus a verbal tapout, i would hope sonnen would own up and admit filho was not going to let go and his arm was going to be wrecked but knowing him he'll come out just as arrogant and say oh blah blah i didnt tap, this rematch is b/s filho won fair and square, bad performance but a W

EpicTerran » Posted 8/23/07 3:24:00PM

Hope he gets his mind straight , a shame such a good fighter has these kind of problems

Gladiator » Posted 1/15/07 1:36:00PM

so... filho is on steroids? drugs? sorry i failed to achieve clarity...

EpicTerran » Posted 8/23/07 3:24:00PM

hes got like a depression or something , the chemical kind of depression where you need medication

quezocrema0032 » Posted 7/15/07 12:46:00AM

i didnt even relize that ... im not saying he did take steriods but its a good possiblity now isnt it ?

cmill21 » Posted 5/27/07 4:09:00PM


Posted by quezocrema0032

i didnt even relize that ... im not saying he did take steriods but its a good possiblity now isnt it ?



How do you figure that? Because he has an addiction, which very well could have lead to the weight and depression problems(see Ricco). I acctually just recieved a glimps into a drug addicts life, it made me sick. I hope Filho gets well.

xphycorx » Posted 7/3/07 12:48:00AM


Posted by BlazinSaddle

i still dont see why people insist that sonnen is right, filho was going to snap his arm in 3 places because filho knew he was losing and the ref knew sonnen was in trouble by the screaming thus a verbal tapout, i would hope sonnen would own up and admit filho was not going to let go and his arm was going to be wrecked but knowing him he'll come out just as arrogant and say oh blah blah i didnt tap, this rematch is b/s filho won fair and square, bad performance but a W



this rematch is not bs. yes sonnen lost fair and square in my eyes, but he made filho look like crap up until he was submitted. many people, including myself, believe that sonnen deserves another shot.

telnights » Posted 6/21/07 4:17:00PM

There is a long list of drugs chemical dependency can cover but steroids is not one of them. Plus he has been tested before so that really narrows the list down heavily. My guess would be either pain pills or heroin. But like I said this is just a guess.

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thatfedorsohotrightnow » Posted 2/13/07 6:18:00PM


Posted by telnights

There is a long list of drugs chemical dependency can cover but steroids is not one of them. Plus he has been tested before so that really narrows the list down heavily. My guess would be either pain pills or heroin. But like I said this is just a guess.




Steroids are absolutely addictive and can cause dependency.

rabbit915 » Posted 10/23/07 3:00:00PM

I have to say everything i hear about him sounds like he has depression. I can tell you from experience its a lifelong battle and the only chemical dependency i think he has is from recreational drugs that he is using to counteract his depression. Just my interpretation of news ive heard though.

xposipx » Posted 4/30/07 2:39:00PM

It's most likely pain killers. Give him a break on the roids. It's absolutely bogus to even bring that up.

Svartorm » Posted 1/24/07 8:41:00PM

Drugs used to treat anxiety and depression are banned substances, so that could be what it is, as hes mentioned he was suffering from depression before. If he can't train without the drugs, and can't pass a drugtest WITH the drugs, it really puts him in a tough spot.

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whardin19 » Posted 7/25/07 9:08:00PM

Not sure exactally whats wrong with Filho. But from what I got. He's got some serious depression of some sort. I don't want to sound cold or anything but if the guy can't defend his title don't you think the WEC owes it to its fans to strip him of the title and let someone else fight for it? Then when Filho gets healthy he he gets the first title shot when he's back. That sounds logical to me.

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