Paulo Filho Released By The WEC, UFC Future Unlikely

Chael Sonnen vs. paulo filho

In today’s edition of the Wrestling Observer, it is reported that WEC light heavyweight champion Paulo Filho has been released by the WEC following his humiliating loss to Chael Sonnen at WEC 36.

“Not only will Paulo Filho ’s middleweight championship be forgotten, but Filho himself will be after his performance on the show, as it’s all but a lock that Filho won’t be moved to UFC,” one excerpt states.

“There is zero criticism I’ve seen of (Zuffa) cutting Paulo Filho, who was 16-0 coming into his fight (vs. Chael Sonnen) but his cut wasn’t over money but that the person who was in that cage has no business fighting at this time,” writes Observer publisher Dave Meltzer [via FiveOuncesofPain]

Filho said in a recent interview that he will be moving to LA to train with Anderson Silva. Hopefully he can get things in his life turned around and someday show some of his great talent to a US audience.