Come on guys, you gotta admit you love saying how the one you like more is the better organisation. I don't like it when people say, "oh no not another Pride vs UFC thread"
Because lets be honest, this is a forum, an MMA forum. We gotta discuss MMA, these are the two KING promotions in MMA history and we need to argue about which had the better fighters.
So who did??
From what i see there are 2 people that have come to UFC and taken the belts, quickly. Those are Anderson Silva and Quinton Jackson, you can make the arguement that Silva is just as much a UFC guy as Pride guy, but the fact is that he lost his last 2 fights in Pride and then when in UFC he beats Rich Franklin twice who has been UFC's dominant middleweight. Jackson has come over and beaten UFC's dominant Light Heavyweight (not for the first time) And we could have a 3rd when Nogueira beats Tim Sylvia for the title
So that will be 3 belts outta the 5 to Pride guys now im pretty sure the LW and WW belt won't go to Pride guys, i think GSP is keeping that for a long long time and any LW that was in Pride who was good, i think will go to K-1 or M-1, which is a shame because i would liked to have seen them mix with UFC's stacked lightweight division. Could have been some awesome fights.
I also think that we should wait and see how Shogun does in his next fight, not trying to make excuses but(wait a min, yes im coming up with excuses, i think they could be valid so w/e) Shogun had alot going on, getting married, moving house i believe, had a bad knee which effected training, new rules, the cage, gotta get used to it all. With Wanderlei, coming to America, new camp, the cage, the rules. He was the king at Pride rules, these will take time to get used to, but i hope he does.
With Dan Henderson, he's only fought a Pride guy so his loss doesn't count in Pride guys doing bad in UFC saga.
Mirko Cro Cop has fought like poo and this is the biggest blow to Pride people imo because unlike Shogun he hasn't had just 1 fight, he's had 3 and hasn't looked impressive yet. The Eddie Sanchez fight wasn't too bad, but thats Eddie Sanchez. If im making excuses, i blame the groin strikes and broken rib as reasons for Mirko losing to Kongo, against Gonzaga he got caught, Mirko will be back!
This may look like complete Pride Nuthuggin, but im in the mood to do that at the moment.
Theres a poll... So vote for the org with the better fighters. Don't forget Fedor who is Prides best and hasn't come to the UFC.