If you actually favor a monopoly then you're not really thinking about the long term survival of the sport. You're looking for a quick-fix to end the speculation. And if you really wanna watch the world's best, then watch Pride for the heavyweights (you can't seriously tell me you think a ufc heavyweight can beat Fedor), middleweights (the ufc only has Rich Franklin), and lightweights. Ufc you can watch for the welterweights since Pride doesn't have any. As for the lightheavyweights, I can't do much to help you there. Seriously, do some research about monopolies in the business world, I guarantee, as a consumer, you won't like what you find.