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Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen is back on for WEC 33 on March 26th

First it’s on, then it’s off, and now it’s back on again according to recent comments made to Sherdog by Ed Soares, Paulo Filho’s manager:

Despite announcing this week that he was pulling out of a March 26 WEC middleweight title defense versus Chael Sonnen, Paulo Filho will put the belt up after all, the Brazilian’s manager, Ed Soares, informed Sherdog.com Thursday afternoon.

“He went through some personal issues, and he basically pulled everything together,” Soares said.

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  • Evan says:

    ““He went through some personal issues, and he basically pulled everything together after Zuffa called him,” Soares said.

    The quote should probably read…

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  • Sergio says:

    I… really don’t know what to make of this situation.

    If Filho comes into this fight in the same mental/physical shape he did in the first bout, look for Sonnen to go home with a new accessory to keep his pants up.

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  • Ross says:

    I agree sergio…I wonder if WEC pushed him to fight or threatened to make another interm belt. Not saying depression isnt serious but hey the show gots to go on.

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  • Evan says:

    read the whole sherdog link and it says he wasn’t training. I mean hey, you got a job to do holmes.

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  • Zack says:

    there’s a pretty well-documented link between steroids and depression.

    just sayin’.

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  • ttt says:

    at least he’s using better steroids than sherk and baroni

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  • ctownhood says:

    If dude is really depressed..they shouldn’t make him fight..if that is in fact the case

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  • Marc S says:

    Maybe Paulo is depressed because he hates Americans so much, yet needs us to make his fortune. It’s quite a catch 22…kind of like sleeping with the enemy. I’ve heard Paul (his new Americanized name) in 4 interviews and he spoke negatively about Americans in 2 of them! I am no longer a fan of his and hope Sonnen breaks his arm off and beats him over the head with it!
    Depression sucks, it’s true, but if you or I called into work sick because of depression we’d be looking for a new job. But maybe that’s just in America, maybe other countries are more nurturing to little crybabies! WAH!!!

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