Has Paulo Filho burned his last bridge?

by Robert Goeman | source: fiveouncesofpain.com

Filho not only managed to once again drop out of a fight, this time for the Bitetti Combat 6, he somehow managed to drop out twice.

in 11/08 against Chael Sonnen at WEC 36, Filho missed weight by four pounds; nullifying Sonnen’s last chance to win the WEC middleweight title. The fight was fifteen minutes of hell as Filho largely looked confused and disoriented.

Filho once again announced he was entering rehab, and  seemed like a new fighter, defeating Melvin Manhoef at Dream 10.

Then it happened again. When he did not report to Japan for his scheduled fight with Yoon Dong Sik, Filho and his manager Ed Soares cited visa issues. Two months later, Filho revealed the real reason as to why he dropped out - he was suffering from depression, brought on by a sleeping pill addiction.

Ed Soares recently stated that Filho is once again battling his personal demons and that the move to Brazil has done more bad than good.

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cheche_d site profile image  

3/3/10 2:23 AM by cheche_d

what a terrible waste of talent.

unfallenstar site profile image  

3/1/10 8:15 AM by unfallenstar

 In most cases date rape drugs are any type of pill for sleeping disorders, anxiety, etc. The most common kind are roofies/rohypnol.  Rohypnol is prescribed for extreme cases of insomnia, and probably more commonly prescribed in Brazil than in the US.

Stephen Eakin site profile image  

3/1/10 7:00 AM by Stephen Eakin

 Hate to hear that. Filho is a beast

humphrey sphinctermuscle site profile image  

2/28/10 10:42 PM by humphrey sphinctermuscle

something is up with this cat. He is displaying all the reliability of a Karo Parisyan. and that's not a compliment.

jkkazmier site profile image  

2/28/10 10:39 PM by jkkazmier

lmao VTFU

midwestbred site profile image  

2/28/10 10:29 PM by midwestbred

Nah, Barnett is fine as long as there's not an Athletic Commission involed.

Southpaw'd site profile image  

2/28/10 10:21 PM by Southpaw'd

I hope Filho can rid himself off all the bullshit. Addiction is terrible.

Southpaw'd site profile image  

2/28/10 10:21 PM by Southpaw'd


Striken site profile image  

2/28/10 10:21 PM by Striken

Hate to see anyone let there demons get the better of them especially someone with gifts like his. Hope he pulls his head out of his ass and gets it together before its to late.

awilson82 site profile image  

2/28/10 9:15 PM by awilson82

 Hes on she same side of burned bridges that Barnett is.