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5/7/10 7:05 PM
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Cacophony
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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.


Source: http://www.graciemag.com/en/2010/05/paulao-out-of-bellator/
5/7/10 7:06 PM
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 no way
5/7/10 7:07 PM
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Rand McPherson
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they do seem to release stuff kinda late.

sucks. hope they can find a warm body to take that one. somebody would step up.

how about logan clark?
5/7/10 7:08 PM
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5/7/10 7:08 PM
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he's pulled this with WEC, DREAM, Bitetti, and now Bellator

whats the next org to book him and fall for his bullshit?
5/7/10 7:10 PM
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That sucks I was looking forward to him fighting
5/7/10 7:20 PM
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Good news!

Paulo Fihlo's imaginary friend will be stepping up and taking his place on short notice.
5/7/10 7:30 PM
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I love how Filho acts like fights just pop up out of the blue. Actually, I bet they do in his world.
5/7/10 7:49 PM
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Time for Strikeforce to sign Filho.
5/7/10 7:51 PM
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5/7/10 7:52 PM
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caposa - he's pulled this with WEC, DREAM, Bitetti, and now Bellator

whats the next org to book him and fall for his bullshit?


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5/7/10 7:59 PM
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5/7/10 8:00 PM
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caposa - he's pulled this with WEC, DREAM, Bitetti, and now Bellator

whats the next org to book him and fall for his bullshit?


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haha good call

maybe they'll announce him tonight
 
5/7/10 8:04 PM
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 Country music legend George Jones had a reputation of booking concerts and never showing up. He earned the nickname "No Show Jones". Paulo should now be Paulo "No Show" Filho.
5/7/10 8:06 PM
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wow filho........
5/7/10 8:08 PM
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Filho and Parisyan should be best buds.
5/7/10 8:09 PM
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what a shock. NOT :(

Bellator are stupid for booking FILHO. Perhaps they should chase Karo for this fight at 185.

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5/7/10 8:11 PM
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this absolutely sucks for Hector Lombard

Filho seems to be a shell of his former self, but at least he was a name

unless they planned ahead for this shit, i doubt they'll find a respectable replacement in a week
5/7/10 9:58 PM
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WHAT IS HE LOOKING AT?!?!?!?!?!?!?-Frank Mir-
5/7/10 10:26 PM
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 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.""


5/7/10 10:31 PM
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 I hope he makes it. He's a cool fighter. I hope he gets his shit together.
5/7/10 10:33 PM
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The backup fighter is David Terrell :(
5/7/10 10:33 PM
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I hope this happens.
5/7/10 10:34 PM
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but but he's the best 185lbs fighter in the world! What a nutjob
5/7/10 10:35 PM
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 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.

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