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Old 10-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well, as of so far, i'd say no! look at the two most recent stars to have left PRIDE. QJ and Heath Hearring. now, while Heath might not be top 5 or 10 now, he was very highly regarded back in his PRIDE days... and his main losses came to Nog and the rest of the big fish... if he went to the UFC he'd be a huge force. QJ is star caliber/champ material wherever he is... two stars who would have fit right at home with the UFC, and the fans would have loved both of them, both being boistrous and loud, yet the UFC didn't do anything to get them. why didn't they? they could/should have... but didn't. so, how would they ever get any of PRIDE's top guys, or contendor guys when there seem to be many more options out there than the UFC would like to admit???
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I think that the biggest problem is that the UFC doesn't have the same purses that you can get in Pride. But you have to get the big names to get the draws to pay the big purses. Seems like a catch 22 to me.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It would be nice to see the UFC try the Open Weight Grand Prix. That would be great.
hell yeah! imagine............a ufc owgp. shit would rock
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I think one of the big differences is the gap between the top(title fights) and bottom fighters in the ufc. I heard that some of the recent title fights(liddell v Sobral) liddell made over $200,000 campared to some of the lesser known fighters who made around $5,000. Although the ufc has IMO the best welterweights in the world their hevyweight division is a complete joke compared to the talent in the Pride heavyweights. Both organizations have their own strengths and weaknesses. Either way I can't for the Real Deal on the 21st, it's gonna be a great event and good for the sport.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i dont think its legal in the states to have a open weight tornament like that..i could be wrong..
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as far as quinton is concerned...he lost his ferociousness after losing to the whole chute boxe team..he got the dission over ninja buut he lost that fight..and when shogun called him out he told him he didnt want to fighthim but that he would cause it was his job..and we saw what happened there..i think if they threw ramapge at chuck right now..chuck would destroy him..for two reasons..
1. like i said quinton just doesnt have the heart he used too
2. chuck is on fire, and im sure he really wants to avenge that loss..
i do think tho that if quinton fought some of the mediocre guys that are considered contenders (due to the lack of real contenders) he would beat all of them and in turn get his confidence back..which imo means trouble for chuck..
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I think one of the big differences is the gap between the top(title fights) and bottom fighters in the ufc. I heard that some of the recent title fights(liddell v Sobral) liddell made over $200,000 campared to some of the lesser known fighters who made around $5,000. Although the ufc has IMO the best welterweights in the world their hevyweight division is a complete joke compared to the talent in the Pride heavyweights. Both organizations have their own strengths and weaknesses. Either way I can't for the Real Deal on the 21st, it's gonna be a great event and good for the sport.
$200,000 to kick someones ass. can't do any better than that.
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UFC really has to start paying their fighters better it seems more fighters are going from ufc to pride rather than the other way around and i think it was tito who stated it in an interview that when UFC was under old management they treated the fighters very well so dana should start getting his shit together before prides expansion into the US starts growing and people realise how pride has a alot more talented fighters than UFC i mean honestly thier middleweight divison is so shit they gave anderson silva a title shot im not saying hes shit its just he should have earned it but i guess thier middleweight divison is just that weak now then theres lightheavyweight divison which isnt too bad but most of there fighters arent experinced enough such as forrest, bispring, and hamill its back to how it was before with it going between chuck and tito (cant wait to see tito kick shamrocks ass tonight) then theres heavyweight dont get me started on that fatass sylvia however the lightweight and welterweight divisions seem pretty interesting lately
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