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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 09:58 AM
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I'm not sure I follow. You can't argue that PRIDE was like WWE because it had great fighters and more than great matches. The show aspect was a plus not the main thing. UFC has great fighters and great matches but it lacks the show aspect. The entrances are poorly done, the intros are ridiculous compared to PRIDE, fighters can't wear shoes or gi's etc. If UFC would had those things it would be awesome!
No no I didn't said that! Pride was more like the WWE because of the Entrances and all that Japanese stuff around it not because of the fighters or the great matches. Don't get me wrong the UFC needs those entrances as well. But because of that the UFC like they are today, is more like a real martial arts event!
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What i mind is that there is no diversity in UFC. Every fighter must wear the same outfit. There are no personalities, just sportsmen. In PRIDE everybody had different outfit, so it added to Mixed part in MMA. To me one of the signs of a sporting event is the uniform which everybody has to wear. So ufc reminds of a single martial art rather than a mix of them, which MMA in my opinion is.

Imagine if Machida fought with Karate gi?

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We can still DREAM!

Pride was a true martial arts SHOW. UFC is more like a sporting event. Hidehiko Yoshida in his prime, choking people out with his gi, Kharitonov demolishing dudes with his boxing, Wanderlei on a murder spree,CC with his high kicks... I can't go on I'm gonna cry.
Agree 100% I said in a post earlier, Pride had a magic that the UFC lacks! But I think that may have to do with the audiences. The fighters used to show lots more heart and emotion, both in and outside the ring.
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What i mind is that there is no diversity in UFC. Every fighter must wear the same outfit. There are no personalities, just sportsmen. In PRIDE everybody had different outfit, so it added to Mixed part in MMA. To me one of the signs of a sporting event is the uniform which everybody has to wear. So ufc reminds of a single martial art rather than a mix of them, which MMA in my opinion is.

Imagine if Machida fought with Karate gi?
Yea I understand what you mean, but then we would go back to the old days. The UFC tries to build this Sport to a real Sport like Boxing, like K-1 and so on. And I think that this contains that every fighter should have the same outfit. It would wake up to many critics again if any fighter would do what they want.

PS: I would love to see Machida in a GI but I guess it would only give him disadvantages as a stand up fighter. On the ground it would help him maybe like it does for Akiyama. But Lyoto never wore a GI in an MMA fight, only on his several Karate Tournaments, so I guess he wound't wear one even if he was allowed to.
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I'd have to disagree on the point that there are no personalities in MMA.

I'd be excited as hell if Machida (or GSP even) fought in a gi, but it is too significant a disadvantage.


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I'd have to disagree on the point that there are no personalities in MMA.

I'd be excited as hell if Machida (or GSP even) fought in a gi, but it is too significant a disadvantage.
I said there are no personalities in UFC.

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I still want Nog vs Barnett 3.

Their 2 fights were freakin' awesome.

The UFC LW division is just so bland to me. You got Penn and then everyone else. Thankfully, there's Gomi.

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I said there are no personalities in UFC.
Oh, you're right. I'm sorry.

We need some. IDK why Silva doesn't bust out some of his Pride antics, ie sweet dance moves.

Also, I seem to remember GSP having a sweet backspin and backflip.

As his English improves, he's getting funnier. I'm hopeful.


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Yeah hopefully that will continue to improve in the UFC!

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MMA heads are very much like hiphop heads, damn.

Old, bitter people who can't accept a new generation because it's wack in their mind.

Hahaaaaaa..

(Not saying all of them are bitter and old, but you get my point.)

''You probably thought this was a bright idea, who hit the light switch? Hype shift, this is where it looks like the fight's fixed, tight fist, beat you with the hand that I write with, punchlines that remind Rodney King of the night sticks...''
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