Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
I enjoy the TUF series, because it gives me a little bit more insight into the guys that the UFC recruits. I think there are alot of guys in that house that deserve contracts, but there are always guys that are a joke. (Danny Abbadi, Rory Singer) Those are the type of guys who I'd like to give a nice shin kick to the head or an armbar, but Ed Herman got to do that last one for me.
There are alot of people who get exposed to UFC and TUF because it's mainstream, but when people start watching PRIDE fights they really start to understand that MMA is bigger than just the US and the fighters are much better than just the guys the UFC has to offer. I'm not alking down about the UFC, but the PRIDE heavyweight division is a roster that just makes me want to slug someone who talks down about this organization.
I also think that the attittude of PRIDE FC fighters as being humble (for the most part) and very respectful. I get the impression that alot of the UFC guys are encouraged to act out. I draw this conclusion because I remember Josh Barnett being very loud-mouthed in the UFC, but when he went over to PRIDE he really started to show some respect to his opponents. The same to Kevin Randleman. Perhaps this comes with losing to Crocop, but you know what I mean.
I think that MMA and great fighters shouldn't be watched because they're in one organization, they should be watched because they're great fighters. The same is true for great fights. That's what being an MMA fan is all about.
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