The following quote is probably going to go down as one of the most gangsterish things any MMA fighter has ever uttered in the history of combat. If you still had doubts that whatever fuels Paulo Filho should be studied in a Harvard laboratory, then check out this interview from Gracie Magazine. Apparently Paulo Filho showed up at the GracieMag.com office rocking a Mike Tysonesque tattoo over his face. The reason for his visit was to dispute an article written about him…on Sherdog.com.
“First off, an article appeared on Sherdog.com saying I was using drugs and things. That’s a lie. Like I said before, I’ll undergo testing to prove otherwise. I’ve been clean for six months. I’m bothered by the article, which could really harm my career. Only God knows how much of a battle it is to overcome addiction and I’m doing it,”
Should he just have sent Sherdog an email refuting the article? Of course he should have, but this is the same dude that has ‘Reward Hunter’ tattooed on his torso with a picture of a pitbull on the front of a $1,000,000 bill. Dude is ahead of his time. He doesn’t think like normal human beings. If Paulo Filho lived in your neighborhood when you were a kid, he would be that guy your parents warned you about. After clearing the air about Sherdog, Paulo Filho then announced that he’s broke and he has back payments that he needs to take care of.
“Amaury, who I am very fond of, is a fighter, that’s what he knows how to do. But there are people working with him who aren’t doing a good job. I live life my way and it’s expensive. I’m broke, with no money, and they still have some back payments to me pending. I even asked my family to lend me money. They promised to deposit the money in my account before the fight, but they didn’t deposit what we had agreed on,”
Just as Paulo Filho was about to leave the office, someone had to sit Paulo Filho down and have the ‘Dude, do you realize you have a friggin tattoo covering half your face?’ conversation to which he replied:
“It’s like what Tyson has on his face. The tattoo looks good, I’m the one who doesn’t! Come here and take a picture of the new Paulao to show people what’s to come. I’m off drugs. This business about no one wanting me is a lie. There are a number of events around the world wanting me to fight for them,”
If Paulo Filho just didn’t just rise on your list of ‘Fighters I want to take mescaline on a mountain with’ then you should probably just go to bed right now. I’m serious, just go to bed. [Source]