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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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new fighter in ufc???

who would you like to see dana white bring to the ufc from pride?? you know he would love to steal one of their major fighters just to rub it in the face of pride because he is an ass. but do you think ufc will get anyone from pride such as sho gun, cro cop, fedor, wanderlei silva??
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 02:23 AM
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not unless pride sends them over or wandy decides to leave to give shogun a chance to hold the belt at 205
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:20 AM
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I cant see any of them leaving anytime soon, rumors were circling about Baroni's UFC return, but hes been on a roll over in PRIDE....I just wish Dana scooped Ruthless back up before PRIDE got him
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cant see it happening anytime soon either, they coulda got rampage but didnt so this wont happen when ur a tight ass dana white and co.
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Because its not smart economically.

Why would you pay a guy a large sum of money if your not going to make it back plus a good profit? No body in the US knows who those guy's are so its not like their presence on a card is going to draw a significantly bigger PPV buy or house gate.


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Because its not smart economically.

Why would you pay a guy a large sum of money if your not going to make it back plus a good profit? No body in the US knows who those guy's are so its not like their presence on a card is going to draw a significantly bigger PPV buy or house gate.


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I disagree with this. I doubt that anyone knew who these fighters were before they fought in Pride. The way that you make you money back is to have them put on great fights. Have them fight several times and show the fans who they are and what they are capable of. Have them show their talents with the contenders and then give them a title shot.

There is nothing wrong with farming your investment instead of a quick turn over for money.

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And if your plan doesn't work out (i.e they lose, they don't draw much attention from the fans, they get injured, ect.) your out a shit load of money.

Its much easier and profitable to get an unkonwn fighter from the US for minimal starting pay and build him up than it is too sign a (unkown in the US)Pride guy for a lot of money and than have to build him up as well.


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And if your plan doesn't work out (i.e they lose, they don't draw much attention from the fans, they get injured, ect.) your out a shit load of money.

Its much easier and profitable to get an unkonwn fighter from the US for minimal starting pay and build him up than it is too sign a (unkown in the US)Pride guy for a lot of money and than have to build him up as well.


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I still that that the odds are in your favor to take the proven fighter and use him. It takes YEARS to get a truely unknown and untested fighter ready to be a household name. You can get one that is, just not so much in this country, and start to showcase him. Hell, look at Anderson Silva, he turned in to a superstar with two quick fights.

There is no reason to think that it can't happen again.

Now that the LWD is taking off get a Charles Bennett or a Gomi. I would love to see these guys in the UFC. Some of the most exciting fighters out there.

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he isnt from pride, but i'd like to see dana pick up urijah faber before he is signed to a major org. i think he would be an excellent addition to the lw div. oh yeah and me some time next year to shake up the mw div.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 12:58 PM
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First law of business - "You gotta speculate to accumulate"

UFC hould start poaching in a big way otherwise Pride might well start getting more and more of their fighters...

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