Originally Posted by sirdilznik
That was a gimmick fight for Pride's first US event. They wanted a well known American to take on Fedor so the fans could have someone to cheer for. The ironic thing is that the fans actually cheered louder for Fedor.
See the American fans aren't all
retarded. Some of them get it.
In that scenario the Hughes-Gracie, Ortiz-Shamrock and now the Sylvia-Couture fights are gimmick fights as well. They are done for the simply purpose of drawing interest into the PPV/card and draw money.