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Old 12-10-2006, 12:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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some of you ppl should stop the ****in pride nuthuggin!
mma is mma. I tink if the UFC bought dem, then all the real fighters of mma would go der.
then we would see who the best really are!!!
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't like the idea of UFC buying Pride. I would rather that another company buy Pride, because once UFC eats Pride, basically we're left with just one MAJOR MMA organization having a monopoly of the sport and the big name fighters. This won't be good for the fighters and fans. There should be healthy competition between organizations for fighters to get paid better and PPV prices reasonable.
You have Bodog, K-1 and Cage Rage.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You have Bodog, K-1 and Cage Rage.
Yeah I know. I consider UFC and Pride as the 2 main organizations out there because they have the biggest share of MMA revenues (attendance, PPV, etc.) and primier fighters right now.
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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What's wrong with UFC rules? You CAN knee or kick to the head, just not if the guy is down. THAT MAKES SENSE! DAMN!

If WWE bought it, people would see it as a joke. Like prowrestling. Only hardcore MMA fans would even watch because people would associate it with that idiotic SH*T you see in WWE. Besides, where the hell did anyone get the idea that one organization would be a bad thing?

This would alow for better fighters and better fights. Also, if all MMA money went to one organization it would alow for better growth. The pay days will come to fighters if the sport gets bigger and we won't have to worry about PPV prices if it goes mainstream. I hope to hell that UFC buys Pride FC. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!
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What's wrong with UFC rules? You CAN knee or kick to the head, just not if the guy is down. THAT MAKES SENSE! DAMN!

If WWE bought it, people would see it as a joke. Like prowrestling. Only hardcore MMA fans would even watch because people would associate it with that idiotic SH*T you see in WWE. Besides, where the hell did anyone get the idea that one organization would be a bad thing?

This would alow for better fighters and better fights. Also, if all MMA money went to one organization it would alow for better growth. The pay days will come to fighters if the sport gets bigger and we won't have to worry about PPV prices if it goes mainstream. I hope to hell that UFC buys Pride FC. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!


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Old 12-10-2006, 02:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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What's wrong with UFC rules? You CAN knee or kick to the head, just not if the guy is down. THAT MAKES SENSE! DAMN!

If WWE bought it, people would see it as a joke. Like prowrestling. Only hardcore MMA fans would even watch because people would associate it with that idiotic SH*T you see in WWE. Besides, where the hell did anyone get the idea that one organization would be a bad thing?

This would alow for better fighters and better fights. Also, if all MMA money went to one organization it would alow for better growth. The pay days will come to fighters if the sport gets bigger and we won't have to worry about PPV prices if it goes mainstream. I hope to hell that UFC buys Pride FC. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

Agreed 100 percent. You have been repped!
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I just feel it would be a bad for fans of the rules of Pride.

Personally, I rather enjoy a 10 minute first round, and knees and kicks to the head. and the NO STALL rule (fighters loose 10 percent of their purse if they get a yellow card from stalling) Its a great rule! keeps the action going...no matt serra or tito ortiz fights in pride! There are no elbows but Ill take knees and kicks to the head on the ground anyday! The UFC has to follow the stupid American rules that are lame. Even King of the Cage and Cage Rage have knees on the ground at least.

I dont think it would be all that bad if WWE bought Pride AS LONG AS they do not associate it what so ever with WWE and have a completly new name, or just take it over and keep it as Pride and keep everything the same!

The only good thing that comes from UFC buying Pride is some of the matches that would come out of it...but thet Pride rules still beat the UFC, so the fights would be a lot less action packed compared to if they happened under the pride rules.

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As previously mentioned, Vince is a businessman. His success is no accident. If WWE were to own Pride I would percieve the move to be strictly for financial purposes, not to re-brand what Pride already stands for. My only worry is that some of Vince's previous endeavours have been flops. I could argue that the difference is that the XFL was built from something out of nothing whereas Pride already has its feet cemented, but one can't help but to feel uneasy. Again, he has the stats and number crunchers for him to decide. If it ain't broke don't fix it. And if that is the mentality that he will have assuming WWE's aquisition of Pride then I am all for it. Competition is good.

On the other side of the spectrum, I am not against UFC owning Pride either.
People say fighters will get paid less but I agrue this. There is only a certain level that lowballing goes. In the end it is about the fighter not the tightening of the organizers' money belt. If your a good fighter, your dues are paid. Hell you don't even have to be a good fighter (Tim @ $120), but a champ becomes a champ. Sounds silly but it's a gradual process right? You work your way up, and I think that one big organization will propel the popularity of every fighter to the point where nickel and diming is only a rarity.

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