Originally Posted by IronMan
All of the fighters at that level are there for a reason. Chuck could KO Silvia and silvia could KO Chuck.
That'd be a fun fight and it would be pretty even. Silvia's got the reach advantage but i think chuck has more power (but i'm not sure).
Any fighter can beat any other fighter on any day, that's why we watch, isn't it. If it was predictable it wouldn't be any fun.
See that's where I seem to disagree with most people here. I don't see UFC and Pride on equal level, especially not in talent. Chuck gets to pick who he fights, gets paid well and receives his celeb status. He doesn't care about the quality of the fights he is in or the fight it self as long as the endorsements keep flowing.
UFC is just like any other American sport, all about flash and no substance. It makes it a lot easier for fans with lack of knowledge to watch. Most people understand a punch or a kick, thats why they have to stand the fighters up when they are on the ground too long. Poor Americans will get bored if they don't know what's going on, which in affect will cause less interest and less revenue.
I heard Pride tried coming over to America to host events, but the commission wanted changes to the ring (octagon), rules (stupid 5 minute rounds) and others. So they wanted to change Pride into the UFC. Pride turned around and said EFFF You. Good for them.
Once again I will have to disagree. I don't want to see any fighter lose to any other fighter on any day. I want to see the better fighter win. Not some turd like Diego that's unable to put someone away because he lacks the skill to do so then throw a few punches wildly at the end and know he will win the decision because of it.