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 PaulÃ£o 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.