Why do i want to know? I've just always been curious to find out....you haven't? I just figured it was a natural question to ask. Everyone speculated for years, and now it looks like we're getting enough evidence to answer that question. Why is this topic such a faux pas?
Edit to add - I considered this different to the other times we have discussed this issue because now, for the first time, we've seen some Pride v UFC matchups. Before it was all just empty speculation, at least now i thought we had something more substantial and credible to talk about. Maybe my first thought was right....too soon for this thread.
Believe me bro, youre a good poster and this isnt a personal issue, its just that this question is useless and always causes the wrong outcomes.
PRIDE and UFC are two completely different things, just like PRIDE and PANCRASE were two completely different things, so its not really fair to assume who is better, since there are different rules, different game-plans, atmosphere, environment.
Now if both org's fighters fought in a neutral arena then maybe it would be easier to tell. Plus, its not very fair to assume who is better based on 1 or 2 fights. Just because Liddel beat Silva, or Machida beat Sokky, doesnt mean that UFC is officially better, because in reality that is just one fight from the fighters. Hey, you never know, maybe Wandy will come back and beat every single UFC opponent they give him, or like-wise for Sokky.
But if we begin to see all of the PRIDE dudes constantly lose to UFC fighters only, after numerous fights, then you can make a claim, but right now its completely baseless assumptions.
And the biggest problem with this question is that it creates MMA Radicalism where people begin fighting tooth and nail for their organization of choice, which then spawns complete idiots who will fight ignorantly for their org. of choice.