Filho Ready to Conquer The UFC Middleweight Division, But Not Until Anderson Silva Retires

Chael Sonnen vs. paulo filho

WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho and friend Anderson Silva have a plan to conquer the UFC middleweight division with out ever fighting each other, according to a recent interview with Tatame. The two Brazilian fighters have been adamant about never facing each other in the cage.

“I think UFC is the dream of every fighter. I fought in Pride and now I wanna be at UFC so that I could say one day that I fought at the best MMA events of the world.”

“I think Anderson is doing the right thing. He always praises me, wants the best for me, and said we wouldn’t fight me, he’s the best, and I don’t wanna fight him too. I think he’ll go up (to light-heavyweight) and until then I’ll go there and when I get closer to the title, he’d be already retired. He already done a lot for the sport, and we they have a lot of great athletes there and I can’t let this opportunity go away, it’ll be a better motivation, show the Paulão from the Pride GP. The problem in this depression moment was motivation, it was a very complicated moment, but now things are better and I can show my best game.”

Filho comment on the possiblitly of Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell –

Liddell is a slow fighter. He moves well, but he’s slow, and I believe Anderson will dance in front of him, connect some punches… Anderson would win that for sure.

Paulo Filho is set to take on Chael Sonnen at WEC 36 on November 5 from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.


  1. TIM

    October 29, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Silva will beat Liddel if that happens. I think these two should fight Filho and Silva but i understand the whole friend thing…i hope Silva doesnt retire but if he does best of luck to him and i guess Filho will carry on.

  2. Ryan S

    October 29, 2008 at 11:04 am

    yeah, Silva would definately take it. I like to watch Chuck, but his style would completely clash with Silva in a bad way. Not to mention, I think Silva's chin could take a pretty good beating from Chuck.

  3. tom

    October 30, 2008 at 1:11 am

    anderson will beat chuck..HA is you look who has knock chuck out its just black ppl ha…

    Also Paul is gay and should never be in the ufc and he will lose the WEC belt and will never get theUFC belt

  4. TIM

    October 30, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Silva will beat Liddell.

  5. Tim Fry

    November 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    no surprize you all pick anderson to beat Liddell. I give it to yah chuck has lost 3 out of his last 4. One of you said that you think Andersons chin could take a good beating from Chuck LOL good one dude, no bodys chin takes a good beating from chuck if the man lands a good right hand the only thing that person remembers is waking up. But it would be a great fight sombody would hit the Mat quick i give that fight to the first fighter to land the big punch.

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