Im not sure of Pride's contract structure, and we all know of UFC's 6 figure contract. It's reported that Chuck Liddell recived 275,000 for Liddell Couture III. I remember when Tyson got 27 million for knocking out Spinks in the first round, (and Bobby Bonillia signing a 5year 25 million contract with the Mets and ushering in the era of the free-agent and destroying the players love of money over the game, but thats another story
) an INSANE purse then and even by todays standards. My brother in-law use to train with Lutter here in Ft Worth, and was always talking about how fighters would snub UFC to make more fighting in Japan.
A trend here?
Present day MMA fighters choosing money over being the best like in those other so-called sports?
The differences between the two venues:
UFC has the greatest fighters in the world:
UFC fills casino Ball-rooms with 15,000+ fans:
PRIDE pays there fighters more:
PRIDE fills olimpic size stadiums with 50,000+ fans:
UFC international PPV coverage?
PRIDE international coverage? Yes, I watched a few.
Any other differences of the top two venues?
And the love of money