Jorge Guimaraes the agent of former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho:
“We have offered Paulo to Sengoku or Strikeforce and that is where we want, if possible straight into a fight with Robbie Lawler”
“The contract of Bellator is cruel … It is a new event and we opted not to put Paulao there, because they did not want to put a clause in the contract that, if the guy is not fighting for four months, the contract loses its validity.”
“We were just victims of this in EliteXC, which was bought out and left athletes at its mercy and without fighting for a good while.”
The Bellator fight contract might have been to restrictive for the former WEC middleweight champion. A middleweight match up with Robbie Lawler could be in his future if Strikeforce can come to terms with both fighters. If not back to Japan and Sengoku, although Japanese MMA is going tough some rough times.