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Anderson Silva on Filho Fight: "There's No Chance"


Despite recent indications to the contrary by Ed Soares, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva reiterated his unwillingness to fight his friend and current WEC Middleweight title holder Paulo Filho to Tatame yesterday.

I would never fight with Paulão. We almost train together, we’re always helping each other and (Josuel) Distak is our coach. There’s no chance to happen. People can complain, scream, whatever, but it won’t happen.

Filho made a similar statement to the Brazilian site last week, which makes one wonder why Soares (who manages both fighters) would even have floated his "if the money was right..." scenario out there in the first place. Prior to that supposed revelation, it had been understood for some time that the two had no desire to battle one another.

Regardless, both ex-Black House fighters have their plates full with upcoming bouts: Silva will take on Patrick Cote on October 25th in the main event of UFC 90 in Chicago, while Filho will rematch Chael Sonnen in the Hurricane Ike-postponed WEC 36 on November 5th.

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