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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 05:13 PM
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Getting Crocop over wasn't a good move then. Either he really thinks his guys can beat everyone or he's just trying to have them compete with no intention of making PRIDE look bad.
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Well then Dana should try to pursue Fedor It would be the biggest deal in history
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Originally Posted by Oteman
All this talk about money kinda of scares me. Let me clarify, money is good for the sport and good for the UFC, but the thats how boxing got in trouble too. Hopefully they learn from boxings mistakes.
i hear ya, makes me wonder too.

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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 06:35 PM
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Its not all about UFC vs Pride.
Its also about entertainment. Cropcop brings a more
entertaining heavyweight division. And if crocop wins
the belt and holds it, he will be a UFC champion and not
a "Pride fighter with a UFC belt" and most likely be proud of it.
Same with any other fighter, even fedor.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 06:51 PM
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liddell wasnt even champion when he went to pride...

so why doesnt pride just give them someone like Joachim hansen, or one of the nogueria brothers for a couple fights and shut them up
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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 06:55 PM
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Well i hope we can actually see some kind of Big event by the end of the year, or atleast Wandy vs. Chuck. But i think over time UFC with all the cash its got is gunna get the best fighters.
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 08:00 PM
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i hope dana keeps true to his word saying that the ufc is a 'fan built' business...and he will continue to build the organization through the likes of the fans. He knows that's the most important...and from what he's done so far. He knows how to handle the money to get the fighters he needs right at this moment.

I still he needs to bring back the fighter entrances like Pride..that alone will draw more viewers IMO.
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Scape
I think he's talking literally. I believe he will be able to pick apart pride and win over some of their best fighters. The money and power is no joke anymore.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 08:40 PM
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Although I doubt most people to remember back around early 06(because half the people here probably weren't even into MMA back then), UFC 65 was rumored to be Pride vs UFC, headlined by Chuck vs Wand, and Pride sending some fighters over. I believe they were going to send Baroni and a few others over. It didn't end up happening, but holy shit, the hype was huge.

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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 07:15 PM
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IMO, with every PPV UFC event, Dana is getting one step closer to purchasing Pide outright. I like the idea of him bringing the best fighters over and it wouldn't bother me if he bought Pride. We could avoid what boxing is going through with 12 champions in each division. Also, Dana White is an incredible businessman, and he is a marketing genius. How else could a show on Spike (previously not a major cable network) be the most popular show for males age 18-35?

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