It seems like crapping on Paulo Filho is very vogue nowadays … even his dad is doing it:
Filho’s ailing father, who bears the same name, remains one of his son’s most ardent supporters despite his deteriorating health. The 68-year-old, who has undergone three heart surgeries, also serves as his son’s toughest critic.
“He deserved to lose,” his father said. “Fortunately, he gave his belt to Sonnen after the fight. I hope that this first loss can wake him up, because I always tell him when things start wrong, they finish wrong.”
The elder Filho believes his son’s lack of commitment to proper training led him to this dead end in his career. A few weeks ago, Filho seemed ticketed for the UFC. Now, he faces limited options as he tries to get his life and mixed martial arts career back on solid ground.
“He didn’t realize how professional this sport is nowadays,” his father said. “He didn’t have training partners or sparring partners and had just one boxing coach. How can one coach substitute for a whole training center?”