Filho out of Bellator 18 fight vs Lombard

by Carlos Eduardo Oz√≥rio | source: graciemag.com
 

An upset Paulo Filho confirmed the news that reached the GRACIEMAG.com newsroom. He will no longer fight at the May 13 Bellator show, where he would have faced Hector Lombard. According to the fighter, the bureaucracy involved in getting his visa was what held him back.

“It seems the event took too long in sending out the letter I needed to present at the consulate and I’m not sure but it could be there was some kind of failure on the part of my managers. So, I won’t get my visa in time. I’m really upset because I’ve been training a lot. I did everything just right; I don’t know what to say,” he says.

“It got me down, but I’m not going to stop training. Something good will turn up,” he says in finishing.

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Modern Day Messiah site profile image  

5/31/10 11:07 AM by Modern Day Messiah

lol shocking

MTomlinson site profile image  

5/31/10 10:17 AM by MTomlinson

 this thread is signed. Chael is going to bring about much needed hope and change to the middleweight division. not only is he the best fighter, His pre-fight 1-liners are devastating and few opponents have found a way to not become mentally affected by them. Paulo Filho has never been the same fighter since Chael got in his head and beat him up... Let's face facts: the only people that don't like Chael are liberal idiots that hate Chael because he's an unapologetic Republican. They also hate the fact that he wears an American flag on their pants because they hate America too ! Chael Sonnen for Middleweight Champ 2010!! lets start the campaign ! VOTE FOR CHAEL  

Bootsy Collins site profile image  

5/9/10 2:52 PM by Bootsy Collins

Failing that...Cabbage

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

5/9/10 2:35 PM by Malachy Friedman

thales leites as a replacementclosest in opponents in my oppinion

ryanJ site profile image  

5/7/10 10:35 PM by ryanJ

 Filho could actually turn this in to a lucrative business.... People like me who will never have a pro fight could book a fight with him...show all of their friends his highlight reel and then rest comfortably knowing that when you get to the arena Filho will be at home in BRazil and you can tell all your friends about how a world champ was scared to fight you.

grafzep site profile image  

5/7/10 10:34 PM by grafzep

but but he's the best 185lbs fighter in the world! What a nutjob

butcher4 site profile image  

5/7/10 10:33 PM by butcher4

The backup fighter is David Terrell :(

TapouT24 site profile image  

5/7/10 10:33 PM by TapouT24

I hope this happens.

MickColins site profile image  

5/7/10 10:31 PM by MickColins

 I hope he makes it. He's a cool fighter. I hope he gets his shit together.

Ben Rush site profile image  

5/7/10 10:26 PM by Ben Rush

 The fight is still on... http://mmajunkie.com/news/19051/bellator-ceo-says-paulo-filho-vs-hector-lombard-is-still-a-go-for-bellator-18.mma "According to a report from GracieMag.com, Filho said he was unable to get a visa to travel to the U.S. because of documentation issues. However, Rebney today spoke to Filho's representatives, who said that Filho is traveling from Brazil to the U.S.on Monday and will have his pre-fight medical paperwork completed the next day. But there is a Plan B if Filho fails to materialize. "We've backed ourselves up; we've done everything we needed to do in protecting the sanctity of that event, but my hope is that he shows up," Rebney said. "I think Hector Lombard deserves this fight.""