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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 03:59 PM
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u were probably one of them just months ago like all the other ufc fan newbs
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 04:20 PM
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actually Silva has fought in PRIDE a few times before he ever set foot in the UFC.
Come on dude. I"m not that retarded. I wasn't that specific I guess,but I meant since his UFC Debut,not his debut in MMA.

I think you probably knew that,but just wanted to try to embarrass me.
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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 04:56 PM
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wow, alot of you pride fans are upset at the fact that cro crop and rampage are exclusively UFC fighters now

cro crop is cro crop, he's a monster, rampage however, tho i was rootin for him, i still think liddell can Knock him out

im worried for randy tho, if he wins that is
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post #24 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 05:26 PM
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i simply think that as organizations, Pride opened its gates to lots of international fighters to early on endeavor to find who the best fighters are in the world.. they were able to bring in Olympic gold medallists, International Kick boxing champions, Judo and Sambo world champions, ADCC champs, World BJJ champs etc etc.

the early financial troubles of the UFC, plus its early problems against US Senators for being a barbaric sport, led to a situation wherein it had limited funding to bring in and adequately pay international world class fighters and had to be happy with local talent who they dont need to pay much.. hence they also did events in small arenas whereas k-1 and pride were fighting in superdomes...

but times have changed, zuffa and dana white's sport management enterprises have breathed new life and infused big money into the UFC, blowing it up to a level where it is today.. and thus with high gate attendance at its events and amazing pay per view numbers, it can now afford to get the international caliber fighters that other organizations once had..

this is evidenced by the fact that even in its early years, Pride has had multiple countries holding its belts, the brazilians, the japanese, the russians, the americans because they saw the skill level on a worldwide level..

early in its life, the UFC only had american champs.. this has changed along the way though.. We see that Silva, a brazilian is now a force to be reckoned with in the UFC..

All in all, the UFC is on its way to great things when it finally understood that it should get international caliber fighters the way pride, K-1 and other organizations did..
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Your reply, clearly lacking in reason, logic or maturity would seem to suggest that it is you who are the result of an incestuous birthing project.

Like i said to you before, incest boy, there are no Pride fighters in the UFC. FACT.

If Cro-Cop, Silva and Rampage went back to Pride and won titles, would this mean the UFC would be better than Pride?

Take your sisters nipple out of your mouth and think about it before replying.
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get back in your hole and screw your cousin you ****ign redneck.

**Reposted to make sure Incest Boy knows i'm replying to him**

Your reply, clearly lacking in reason, logic or maturity would seem to suggest that it is you who are the result of an incestuous birthing project.

Like i said to you before, incest boy, there are no Pride fighters in the UFC. FACT.

If Cro-Cop, Silva and Rampage went back to Pride and won titles, would this mean the UFC would be better than Pride?

Take your sisters nipple out of your mouth and think about it before replying.
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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 06:30 PM
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I think that some divisions are better in UFC and some are better in pride. Clearly WW is best in UFC, heavyweight and lightweight has more depth in pride. As for light-heavyweights, there are great fighters in both camps. I dont really understand why people here get so worked up - especially those people that criticize others because maybe they dont know pride fighters as well. The fact is UFC is on TV, pride isnt, people will be exposed to UFC first, then , as they start to get into it more, they will check out pride fights on the internet and see that both organizations have things to offer. Dont come down on other people because you happened to get into MMA a few years or months before them.
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****ign?

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get back in your hole and screw your cousin you ****ign redneck.

What's a ****ign redneck?
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Why does everyone have to say something is "rigged" or PRIDE is better then UFC or UFC is better then PRIDE.

Why can't people just respect the sport. I mean theres no Facts that say PRIDE is better then UFC. PRIDE may have better Heavyweights but UFC has better LHW imo. If you look at the facts it shows, Sobral has beaten Rua, Ortiz beat Wanderlei Silva. Ya Rampage beat chuck, but chucks i different type of fighter now imo, hes alot more smooth and his accuracy has gotten MUCH better. I dont know many 185 pounders in PRIDE that can dominate ufc or be better, they might win a few fights but guys like Silva/Rich Franklin/Swick/Marquet i think could all beat Dan Hendo. WW hands down UFC is the best i mean, GSP/Hughes/Fitch/ Diego Sanchez/Karo/KOS they are all amazing fighters who imo can beat any PRIDE fighter at 170. LW i still think UFC is better, ya PRIDE has Gomi but who has he really been tested by lately? Aurillo was a good fighter but UFC's got Sherk/Stevenson/Francia/Spencer Fischer/ BJ Penn i mean the list goes on.

I don't care what organizations better, i care about how entertaining the fights are and who might be able to fight who in the future.

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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 08:46 PM
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Before we even get to the fact that they fought cans for the most part. They are no more Pride fighters than Clemens is still a Red Sox player. Once they are signed, they are owned and represent the organization they are with.
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