Former WEC champion Paulo Filho was on track to do great things with his career, than addiction wrecked all that.
Filho talked to Tatame about his struggle with cocaine and why he thinks former UFC champion Jon Jones will eventually relapse and use the drug again.
“The medications didn’t hinder me at all, honestly. The depression caused by me doing cocaine did. I had just defeated Chael Sonnen in San Diego and went to Mexico to celebrate. I got really drunk and started to feel sick. Some Mexican guy offered me the drug and I used it and felt like I was brand new. It lifts you up to the clouds, but once it’s gone, it leaves you deeply depressed.”
“Jon Jones has the same disease I have. We are genetically weak to ingest any substance. You do it once and then you can’t live without it. Sooner or later, he will go back to it.”
Do you think Jones will be able to overcome his drug habit and make a return to the cage?
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