Paulo Filho Calls Friend “Crazy”, Plans on Retiring from MMA Before End of 2011

Former WEC middleweight champion, Paulo Filho has responded to the comments made by his friend, Rodrigo De Souza earlier today about the formerly ranked number two middleweight in the world being so addicted to drugs so bad that he was on the road to an early funeral if he didn’t get help, as well as revealing his plans to retire from the sport before the end of the year.

Filho, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“I’m very upset. That’s something people say and give you space to think about drugs and other things. My biggest problem only was medicine. He’s a crazy person. Man, people invented a lot of stuff, and unfortunately I gave them reasons to think that. He said that just to avoid paying what he owes me.”

“I’m choosing or retirement. I may fight in November (in Poland) because I already signed the contract, after that I will retire. I don’t want this anymore. I’m very sad in this moment. If I fight in November, if I fight, I’m already saying I won’t fight anymore. I had good and horrible moments. I did what I could, it’s over. I was far from what I could have been.”

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