Originally Posted by x2lacrosse
On a side note, that sucks for Pride. I'm not loyal to either organization, just a fan of MMA in general. While I like UFC, I was really hoping to see Pride gain more of a base here in the states. This could be a big blow to that.
Consolidation like this is great for MMA in general. The average American probably hasn't heard of Pride, as it's really hard to find here. If there is one major MMA league, it makes it much easier for a casual viewer to follow, and eliminates any controversy over who the real champions are. Hopefully Pride and UFC will merge at some point, but I don't see that happening any time soon.