Originally Posted by Mr. Bungle
Pride fighters walking in and taking the titles?
And please dont assume that I'm being a "troll"...I'm asking this question sincerely because I'd like to hear your opinions. I also consider myself a UFC fan and while I find it slickly produced and extremely entertaining I've always believed that the talent was second rate. I've seen so many of you vehemently (sometimes violently) argue against even any inkling of a suggestion like that but do you see it any differently now? Or I guess I should say will you see it differently when most of or all of the titles are held by former Pride fighters?
Devils advocate is the role I chose for this argument.
In the same regard as your argument that former Pride fighters are taking the UFC belts, I am going to say that former Rings fighter holds the PRIDE heavyweight title, former UFC fighters holds the middleweight and welterweight titles and the former Shooto figher holds the Lightweight title.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that Anderson Silva is now a UFC fighter. Mirko Filipovic is also a UFC fighter. The talent comes and goes, it's just what it is. UFC has been around longer, correct?
You may like the rules or the setting in one organization better than the other, but saying that one is talentless and the other one is not is inaccurate. It merely states the current fighter distribution, at best.
This argument tecnically settles all UFC vs. PRIDE BS arguments. You're either an MMA fan or you're not. You love it or you don't.
This is an MMA forum...