Originally Posted by Damone
I've always wanted to see Frye vs Fujita.
Yes! I'm surprised I didn't think of that one as well. Woulda been a helluva match-up!
Fujita, alomg with Hidehiko Yoshida and Takenori Gomi, is one of my few Japanese favorites. In Pride he always reminded me of a hoodlum for some reason -- he just had the look of a tough-guy mobster. If the American La Cosa Nostra let in non-Italians Fujita would be worthy of membership based on looks alone! I was VERY disappointed when he lost to Silva. As I recall, they engaged in one heck of a stare-down when the ref was giving them instructions right before the bell.
ALL HAIL THE PRIDE DECADE! What an EXCITING, EXCITING and 1st-rate-organized promotion that was (except for the first few cards which were boring as could be -- based on those few first shows no one could have guessed that it would blossom into what I believe was the greatest MMA series in history!)