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Thread: Addiction to Sex Workers and dog fighting - The curious demise of Paulo Filho

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    Default Addiction to Sex Workers and dog fighting - The curious demise of Paulo Filho

    I guess, starting off, I have to be careful how I word this post cause, although it is based around a sports athlete - it's content is not focused on his sporting endeavors - but more so his character, his activities outside the ring, and, relative to its suitability in this forum - his addiction, particularly, to obtaining the services of sex workers.

    That being said, to give an overall perspective to this article, I will give a brief over view of his sports background and achievements.



    A Brazilian born mixed martial artist.
    He had early success in Jiu-Jitsu based competition, becoming the Brazilian and Mundial world champion, and the Brazilian ADCC grappling champion.

    He then began mixed martial arts competition, competing primarily in Japan, and going undefeated.
    Signing with the then largest MMA promotion in the world at the time, Pride - he again went undefeated, with his culminating bout being against the then Middleweight champion, Kazuo Misaki, dominating the bout and winning by armbar in the closing seconds of the first round.


    "Pride" would then be bought out in 2007 by rival US based promotion, the UFC, and Filho was brought over to the US to challenge their champion.

    The then UFC champion however, Anderson Silva, was a training partner of Filho, and as a result of this, Filho would refuse to challenge him.
    He instead fought for a subsidiary organization of the UFC - the WEC, World Extreme Cagefighting - and captured their middleweight title, by KO in round 1.

    All seemed well.

    However - for the first time, the background and personal life of Paulo Filho, would be cast into the public eye when, during a title defense to challenging american wrestler, Chael Sonnen, Filho was seen to seemingly be undergoing some sort of delusions, or hallucinations, during the bout.
    The commentators noticed during the initial stages of the first round, he was conversing with someone in the cage in his native Portuguese.
    However, there was evidently no one else present.

    Later in the bout, Filho seemed to be distracted by the presence of this character during the fight - again, baffling the commentary team, as there didn't appear to be any other presence in the cage, apart from his opponent and the referee.



    After this bout, Filho was examined by doctors, and subsequently hospitalized, as his pupils were seemingly in a state of permanent dilation.

    Later, it was revealed that Filho had checked himself into a substance abuse recovery clinic, for withdrawal effects from the sleep inducing medication, known as "Rohypnol", also commonly known as "Roofies", or, the "date-rape" drug.
    It was revealed that Filho had, for years, been victim to chronic insomnia, and had been using this black label medication as an aid to his condition.

    Further reports from here were largely suppressed among US media, so as not to tarnish the reputation of their champion, but among the Brazilian based media, and primarily on the Portuguese webste, portal-de-vale-tudo.com, it was revealed and discussed amongst long time training partners and coaches of Filho, that he suffered from severe depression, social withdrawal and isolation, and the resulting health impacts of such a condition.


    Further discussions on this website, contributed to largely by members of Filhos original team, Team Carlson Gracie, based out of Rio De Janerio, revealed more of the back ground and personal life of Filho.
    Some such comments alluding to the fact that he was an avid breeder of dogs, primarily pitbulls.
    He would often spend vast quantities of money on breeding and training them, and gamble large amounts, fighting them to the death against other dog owners.

    These comments and discussions would, I guess, give more insight into the nature of the tattoo's Filho had acquired on his body over the years:



    The million dollar bill with a pitbull face, alluding to his affinity for gambling on these dog fights.


    It was also spoken of at length, about the other strain on his personal finances, being acquiring the services of Brazilian sex workers on a compulsive basis.
    It was later revealed that Filho would run himself into such severe debt from this, despite his success as an mma competitor, that he would be forced to borrow from money lenders, to maintain his financial solvency.

    I guess, that's really the part of this article that applies mostly to it's presence on this forum.
    Filho did not however, tattoo himself with figures of sex worker on the faces of million dollar bills, to support these reports, though this appeared to be common knowledge amongst the acquaintances of the fighter.


    Filho would have sporadic appearances on the fight circuit moving forward.
    Once a promising comeback against talented dutch based kickboxer, Melvin Manhoef....



    ....was then followed by several withdrawals from contracted bouts, later revealed to have arisen from circumstances such as panic attacks and severe depressions.


    I guess it all goes to show that, personal and mental health issues can prove to be demons to even the strongest of outwardly presented characters.

    And perhaps in terms of the acquisition and use of services such as those provided by sex workers, we could speculate that, this can often be a driving force in doing so; alleviating the social demands which can often not be met by those suffering from such a condition.


    So, in closing, we could say - perhaps, potentially one of the most promising careers to be had in sports.....
    Well, we could argue that may be eclipsed by the presence of our own Irish based Conor McGregor in contemporary terms.

    But a remarkable talent, with a career fallen short.

    Well, relative to topics pertaining to this forum at least, and in light of the recently raised debate about the morality and legality of sex work in Ireland; this would perhaps make a statement that, to those who have fallen on harder times, sex workers can perhaps provide a valuable release and service, when the weight of the world proves a little too much to bear.

    The tones of the music, very much portray the loss of what could once have been so great, in this short highlight clip of the career of Paulo Filho...

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    Interesting post.

    Assuming that he was a safe client of visiting escorts and had no history of assault then imo, thats fair enough - indeed, his mental condition may make an ordinary relationship harder to achieve.

    On the other hand, he bred,trained and fought dogs to the death. Fu*k him -anybody that happily enjoys seeing dogs rip each other apart for entertainment is a sicko - if you ever saw a dog that survived some of those bouts ,its heartbreaking - they're in shock,withdrawn and are never the same. Also, some of those dogs must routinely 'kill' to develop their agression , so other,tamer dogs are effectively 'fed' to them for killing.
    Gerald 'The GMan' McClellan (from the Nigel Benn 1995 classic boxing fight ) was a notorious dogfighter - karma made sure that McClellan still remains a blind,incapacitated vegetable after that Benn fight 20 years on.
    Good.

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    Actually, although it's kind of taboo here in Ireland, breeding and fighting pitbulls is very much common place in Brazil.
    Not the most pleasant of pass times or activities, I will agree but, then, if you knew what had happened to that chicken or beef you load your mouth with (as do I) on a a daily basis, you could almost argue, fighting dogs is modest enough.

    I mean, I certainly wouldn't say, "fuck the guy", based on the culture he was brought up around.

    The comment that stood out to me on portal-de-valo-tudo.com was, "Paulo was a very nice guy, but very crazy also. He'd show up to the gym with many of his pitbulls. He spent all his money fucking whores and fighting them dogs, often to the death. He also did all kinds of drugs, including steroids".

    lol

    I know he also raised fighting roosters.

    Kind of funny to think though, someone having an addiction to sex workers, as it were.
    Well, maybe some of you guys might know more about that than me, but, well, I guess being in that kind of a situation - maybe mental health issues do funny things to people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dunne View Post
    Actually, although it's kind of taboo here in Ireland, breeding and fighting pitbulls is very much common place in Brazil.
    Not the most pleasant of pass times or activities, I will agree but, then, if you knew what had happened to that chicken or beef you load your mouth with (as do I) on a a daily basis, you could almost argue, fighting dogs is modest enough.

    I mean, I certainly wouldn't say, "fuck the guy", based on the culture he was brought up around.

    The comment that stood out to me on portal-de-valo-tudo.com was, "Paulo was a very nice guy, but very crazy also. He'd show up to the gym with many of his pitbulls. He spent all his money fucking whores and fighting them dogs, often to the death. He also did all kinds of drugs, including steroids".

    lol

    I know he also raised fighting roosters.

    Kind of funny to think though, someone having an addiction to sex workers, as it were.
    Well, maybe some of you guys might know more about that than me, but, well, I guess being in that kind of a situation - maybe mental health issues do funny things to people.
    Ohh please do argue how changing what is a quiet peaceful animal into a killing machine through ignorance and stupidity is modest compared to how beef is raised or even chicken including the worst case,It's cruel I won't argue that but to say what is done to pit Pit bulls is modest in comparison is just plain wrong.

    Pleading ignorance at this point would be your best bet by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dunne View Post
    Actually, although it's kind of taboo here in Ireland, breeding and fighting pitbulls is very much common place in Brazil.
    Not the most pleasant of pass times or activities, I will agree but, then, if you knew what had happened to that chicken or beef you load your mouth with (as do I) on a a daily basis, you could almost argue, fighting dogs is modest enough.

    I mean, I certainly wouldn't say, "fuck the guy", based on the culture he was brought up around.

    The comment that stood out to me on portal-de-valo-tudo.com was, "Paulo was a very nice guy, but very crazy also. He'd show up to the gym with many of his pitbulls. He spent all his money fucking whores and fighting them dogs, often to the death. He also did all kinds of drugs, including steroids".

    lol

    I know he also raised fighting roosters.

    Kind of funny to think though, someone having an addiction to sex workers, as it were.
    Well, maybe some of you guys might know more about that than me, but, well, I guess being in that kind of a situation - maybe mental health issues do funny things to people.
    Please do continue to enlighten us about mental issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dunne View Post
    Actually, although it's kind of taboo here in Ireland, breeding and fighting pitbulls is very much common place in Brazil.
    Not the most pleasant of pass times or activities, I will agree but, then, if you knew what had happened to that chicken or beef you load your mouth with (as do I) on a a daily basis, you could almost argue, fighting dogs is modest enough.

    I mean, I certainly wouldn't say, "fuck the guy", based on the culture he was brought up around.

    The comment that stood out to me on portal-de-valo-tudo.com was, "Paulo was a very nice guy, but very crazy also. He'd show up to the gym with many of his pitbulls. He spent all his money fucking whores and fighting them dogs, often to the death. He also did all kinds of drugs, including steroids".

    lol

    I know he also raised fighting roosters.

    Kind of funny to think though, someone having an addiction to sex workers, as it were.
    Well, maybe some of you guys might know more about that than me, but, well, I guess being in that kind of a situation - maybe mental health issues do funny things to people.
    Beef and chicken raised in N Western Europe is raised pretty humanely. However a lot of get rich as quickly as possible merchants, will in as far as they are permitted, source as much of this product as they can, from other parts of the world, including Brazil, to boost their own profits, where who the hell knows what kind of husbandry, employment conditions or food safety are employed.
    If you have any problem with meat, I suggest you stuff a vegetable in your mouth, but then that won't stop your fingers from typing, will it?

    Sorry to take your thread off topic from your incessant, mildly anti-escort harping.
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    It's times like this that give me hope for the future of my sanity.....



    Could somebody get me a tissue please, these little moments of hope for the future upset me but in a good way..

    I'm not insane, I'm adorably bonkers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesman217 View Post
    It's times like this that give me hope for the future of my sanity.....



    Could somebody get me a tissue please, these little moments of hope for the future upset me but in a good way..

    John Dunne thread give us all hope mate,it's good to know someone like him is out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettercallsaul View Post
    John Dunne thread give us all hope mate,it's good to know someone like him is out there.
    Out there being the operative words.

    Far, far away in a distant galaxy.

    To continue a recent Star Wars theme.
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