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Paulo Filho does some strange shit

The WEC ‘Outside the Cage’ special did an okay job of hyping things up for this Wednesday’s event, giving us a slice of how Paulo Filho lives and trains. I have to say, it’s kinda weird. The above video starts out with Filho getting a visit from the most roid’ed individual I’ve ever seen. The guy looks straight out of Fist of the North Star, and he’s got these nasty gaping wounds on his arm that look infected.

But never mind gangrene, it’s time to train! Paulo’s training is pretty low-tech and involved giving quadruple stack piggy back rides (clearly not a recipe for severe back injuries at all!). The show then cuts to Paulo tossing rusty barbells around his backyard (again … I’m not exactly a safety nut, but…). In fact, I counted over a dozen potential ways to die just from that 3 minute clip. South America ain’t for the soft, that’s for sure.

  • Leland Roling

    That reminds me of another WEC fighter I was researching for picks who had a video up on Youtube of him training in… literally, the fucking Amazon jungle of a rainforest.

    He had some shed setup in the middle of nowhere with heavy bags that are covered in duct tape. There are 5 year olds, 10 year olds, 50 year olds out in the shed practicing Muay Thai, and then some video of him beating down some poor guy on a ungrassy dirt pad in the jungle.

    Luckily before this guy got Amazon Fever or his children were eaten by an Anaconda, he moved to the States.

  • schmengee

    Filho’s buddy has one of the worst cases of staph since Randleman, he then throws rusty bars around and I’ll bet his Mike Tyson tatoo was drawn on with a rusty needle…I hope your shots are updated Chael!

  • bmiller

    I saw this on tv. As soon as I saw it, I called my brother and I said you have got to watch this crazy shit with Paulo Filho!! How fucking old school, 3rd World country training, can someone get? I also liked this WEC “countdown” because after it shows Paulo Filho (with a tattoo of mike tyson) working out like a crazy mad man it shows Chael Sonnen training, which consist of him helping nice little elementary kids with wrestling skills in a clean and warm wrestling room. Man this shit was just to good.

  • Mobb Deep

    Wow, thats ghetto. Yeah, right, he doesn’t need Liddell and his fancy facilities.

  • Jersey Tomato

    I loved the jabs that Chael was taking at Paulo about his Mike Tyson tattoo. Now THAT was some funny shit.

    I am not sure how much if a sense of humor Filho has however. He probably is going to want to eat Sonnen’s children for that remark.


    that roided out friend is Ricardo Arona.

  • fightlinker

    That’s nuts … the guy looks retardedly massive in that video

  • Zurich

    That’s Arona? Holy shit. Filho needs to lose the teenage mustache though…

  • Ryan

    He looks a lot different without the facial hair, but I’d recognize those manly abs anywhere

  • bmiller

    I think the reason why Arona looks so small, is becuase he is standing by Filho. And Filho is so small and doesnt have big arms, so therefore it makes Arona look bigger than what he really is. LOL :)

  • MacDaddy

    Is this WEC show streaming anywhere? Or is it on PPV in Canada?

  • Mike David (Euthyphro)

    Now you know why Arona’s not fighting NYE on Yarrenoka.

  • stellar53

    Reminds me of Tim Sylvia carrying his belt around everywhere…..

  • Dizzle

    this is a trick…he doesn’t train like that.

    he’s just giving piggy back rides and doing clean and jerk throws with 135 pounds…

    He should hawk that belt and go get a golds membership.

  • ilostmydog

    Bitches didn’t know that Filho and Arona train in backyards for fights? Damn, I thought this was common knowledge. :p

  • Josh Man

    That’s not Arona. Just some other roided out freak.

  • Jersey Tomato

    Them Brazilians are Crazy. Hard core to the max. Think about it ; these are the people that brought us the Brazilian wax (something that Ryan has obviously never heard of….).

  • fightlinker

    a brazilian wax is something I’d never ever ever want to do.

  • ajadoniz

    around 2:10 they were, what looked like, about to start wrestling or pummeling on a tiled floor. With chairs and tables around them. somebody get that kid a manager.

  • operator

    Piggybacking three guys may have benifits I guess but it looks like a good way to blow a knee out or maybe roll an ankle or something not to mention his back. You could fuck your back up doing squats with that kind of weight never mind walking around all hunched over. He looked like he was ready to keel over.

  • The Gaijin

    “That’s not Arona. Just some other roided out freak.”

    That definitely IS Arona. Look at the tattoos – same tiger tattoo on the right side of his torso and the “jiu jitsu” script on his pec. He’s just clean shaven and has some disgusting staph infections. God he’s a monster!!

  • Josh Man

    Aww fuck, I was looking too early in the video to see the jiu-jitsu part. I stand corrected.

  • matt(tapout name shitstain)

    “a brazilian wax is something I’d never ever ever want to do.”

    Probably your next internet blog bet you sick bastard.

  • The Gaijin

    Josh Man:

    Only half corrected – you got the “roided out freak” part right, methinks. ;)