Originally Posted by CopperShark
I'm more of a UFC fan myself, and without this starting a HUGE arguement, I want you Pride fans to tell me why Pride is better then the UFC. I watched an open weight tournament from a little while ago, and it was like watching paint dry. Nothing over exciting happened, expect for one little guy did a front rolling kick, which actually made him lose the match. But still, how can you even compare UFC and Pride?
It sounds like you were watching the 2000 Grand Prix which is early Pride before they got a lot of the top talent guys and changed the rules and the judging to encourage aggresiveness and began punishing fighters who utilize the lay and pray methodology.
There are actually Pride cards in which no match went to a judge's decision!
Pride is superior to the UFC because of the skill level of the fighters and because the rules encourage aggressiveness by rewarding fighters who are trying to finish the fight. And the finishes to the great fights of which there are many make UFC look totally bush league. If you've got 16 bucks to kill, I'd strongly recommend that you purchase the Pride Legacy VOL 3 box set from Deepdiscountdvd.com It's a box set of 5 events and where the rules start changing and the fights begin to get more and more exciting. Mark Kerr who I believe is responsible for the term lay and pray being coined gets knocked out after utilizing this strategy against Heath Herring and being stood up with him. It's glorious.