Originally Posted by Toxic
I hate when people say that the UFC was #2 to Pride, if the UFC's puchase of Pride showed us anything it was that the UFC and Pride were equals, some Pride guys came over and beat UFC guys, some UFC guys beat PRide guys, the playing fields were equal, the UFC was not #2 and neither was Pride.
By 2007 this was true but there was a time where Pride was #1 and UFC #2, both in talent and also how big the events were. Pride would sell out 60,000+ crowds consistently... Pride from 2000-20005 blew UFC away from 2000-2005 IMO.