All Ricco did was have top position and throw weakass hammerfists in that fight against Noguiera. Whereas Noguiera was trying to finish the fight with submissions. The Pride judging criteria favoured people trying to finish fights (or who looked most likely to finish the fight) instead of control. The UFC judging criteria would have given the fight to Ricco.
Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
Ken "You got kicked. By a kick." Shamrock
WAR The CroCop!
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