Paulo Filho Bites Back At Comments Made By Gegard Mousasi

Paulo Filho,

“It’s his fault. He wants to talk, but the truth is he is afraid. He watched me in the past and I also watched him. He didn’t change his game too much. He’s the same: paper-thin and just put on some weight”

“The fight isn’t signed yet but it will happen. DREAM and Strikeforce have connection. Wherever he wants to face me off, we’ll fight. Be sure we will put on this challenge … Depending on the position I will punish him on the ground. All fights end up clinched and he falls easily. I’ll use my jiu-jitsu base to annul his game.”

Gegard Mousasi called out Filho as a roider who can’t hang in Athletic Commission regulated promotion. Today Paulo Filho fought back with some comments of his own.

Lets hope Strikeforce puts this middleweight fight together in the near future. One thing is for certain, Mousasi is right about Filho not preforming well in the US, this could be his chance to prove the critics wrong.

Gegard Mousasi “I think the steroids have gone to [Paulo Filho] his head”


Gegard Mousasi on Paulo Filho,

“What happened when [Filho] came to America, he wasn’t…he got beat up really bad. Now he’s back in Japan and he feels like a kid in a candy story, I think. He can use all kinds of steroids. And I think the steroids have gone to his head.”

“[Filho] didn’t perform the same as he does in Japan as he does, how you say, in America. And now he suddenly has a big mouth again. I would say that he’s a little donkey that, he’s on steroids, he thinks he’s a running horse. But, he’s more like a little poney….I really believe that he used steroids. He also backed out a couple of times when he had to fight Chael Sonnen. He said he was crazy. Maybe he is crazy. I don’t know. I think he wasn’t feeling very good mentally because he cannot use his magic stuff … You saw what happened when other fighters came from Japan, when they fought in the US, and how they performed.”

“I also fight in Japan and I don’t use anything … If there’s an athletic commission test, he can fight me everywhere, everywhere he wants.”

Gegard Mousasi calling it like it is when asked about Brazilian middleweight Paulo Filho in a recent interview with Fighters. Filho’s “rumored” steroid use took stage when the unbeatable fighter who fought mostly in Japan, came to fight in the United States. He had two lackluster fights with Chael Sonnen in the WEC before disappearing to Brazil to be treated for Depression {Rehab}.

He has now emerged back in Japan, (where the steroid testing is almost non existent) calling out the best middleweight fighters in the world.

Paulo Filho vs Melvin Manhoef Fight Video

Paulo Filho returned to fighting against kickboxer Melvin Manhoef at Dream 10. Filho took a beating before finally submitting Manhoef with an Armbar to end the fight.

For the rest of the DREAM 10, check out HookedonMMA.