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Old 02-09-2008, 03:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Well, Shogun couldn't really advance to the next level at 205, since Wanderlei was the current champion. So, I guess he wanted to move up a weight class, and I take it that Pride figured that Coleman would be a harmless opponent. Of course, things did not go as planned.
yeah i don't really understand shogun's logic....at least w/ the amount of muscle he has now, he's a small LHW...going to MW makes more sense
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:26 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm wondering just what in the hell Ninja was thinking when he faced freakin' Sergei Kharitonov.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #43 (permalink)
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yeah i don't really understand shogun's logic....at least w/ the amount of muscle he has now, he's a small LHW...going to MW makes more sense
Maybe if he looses to Chuck and/or Henderson doesn't beat Silva he will drop?
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:55 PM   #44 (permalink)
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i just finished watching ufc 75 again (4 the 9th time at least) and i couldnt help but notice rogans comment about pride staging so called "wacky pride matches" (reffering to david vs goliath matches) my dispute is as follows} how the fuk are they wacky matchups, in my opinion fighting against heavy weights when u r a middleweight (wand,hendo jackson etc.) makes you a better fighter on paper eg. when have u ever seen chuck fight a heavyweight in ufc (and yet hes one of the top 205rs, cum the fuk on!) im so sick of pride bashing. anderson silva came from pride and dominated the **** out of that division. not to mention jackson and big nog (eg pride fighters turned ufc champs) and when hendo beats ando that will be a third title in "so called pride fighters hands".
Rogan has also stated numerous times that the Japanese fans see MMA as a spectacle just as much as a sport. Extravagant ring entrances and entertaining the crowd, to Japanese fans, is just as important as the fights themselves. They did create whacky fights (yes, whacky) because as Wise said on page 1 of this thread, the Japanese eat that shit up.

Also, I don't see why you'd create a thread if your plan was to stop replying once someone had a difference of opinion.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:57 PM   #45 (permalink)
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what the hell did sergei do against alexander on final conflict absolute .. u tell me .. he got kneed so many times 4 what .. 2 prove some point i dont get .. that was very interesting somehow
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:07 PM   #46 (permalink)
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what the hell did sergei do against alexander on final conflict absolute .. u tell me .. he got kneed so many times 4 what .. 2 prove some point i dont get .. that was very interesting somehow
It's because Sergei is incredibly stupid. He would've won that fight had he not been a complete moron.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:14 AM   #47 (permalink)
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You can't compare a fight like Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko Filipovic (Middleweight vs. Heavyweight) with some crazy Lightweight vs. Super Heavyweight fights that they did.
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