||10-15-2006 02:25 AM
I think there's about as many Asian fighters in UFC as there are Americans in Pride. They exist, but I favor the crap out of Pride because there's almost no US fighters.
Pride is based in Japan, and there's only one Japanese born title-holder. They also have a TON of Japanese fighters- just goes to show you the diversity of the talent. Look at the UFC belt holders- mostly US throughout it's history. MMA is probably going to be absorbed into the olympics before most of us die- and I'd bet it will look a LOT more like Pride.
End answer, UFC's recruiting is lackluster in the international department. I think world-wide combat makes MMA as great as it is. I'd crap my pants if we could get a fighter to represent each country every four years. Something like that would put boxing and K-1 entirely out of business.