Amongst Wonder Woman’s rope, Green Lantern’s ring and Gambit’s…deck of playing cards lies a relic that even the truest superhero aficionado respects: Paulo Filho’s cut-off flannel, and it’s out for vengeance. Not the kind of vengeance you see in a Mission Impossible movie when Tom Cruise gets a phone call, an hour and a half of overly complicated plot turns develop and by the end of the movie you realize you left your wallet at Chick fil-A. Paulo Filho’s flannel believes that the entire UFC has plotted a conspiracy against Brazilian fighters. Now that’s deep.
“The UFC is a great event, but the Americans do everything so that you cannot get the advantage. They [do] everything to get you down. American is American, they want to see Americans with the belt and so eliminate as many Brazilians as possible – but they will have to work a lot, because we are the best,”
After the following statement, Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva invited Filho over for brunch…except ‘brunch’ in Portuguese means ‘Look at that shiny UFC championship belt hanging over my fireplace’. [Source]