I"ll admit I watched the show really late last night,so maybe I missed some comments,but the only mention of PRIDE and UFC was in regards to the people fighting experience in those companies. Like with KJ Noon how he was on the PRIDEFC American tryouts(or something like that) or how Shamrock was a former UFC MiddleWeight or Smokin Joe how he fought in PRIDE and struggled recently(save with the Crow).
I never heard them say they had the best in the world.
The only "big" hype was Gracie vs Shamrock being legend on legend(which is arguable in the MMA world).
But like I said I did watch it late last night.