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We all know pride has produce some of the greatest mma fighters in the last 10 years. But which great pride fighter would you say never reached the level of success in the ufc they had in pride?

For me its hard to decided but it is between wandy or cro Cop.
 

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Can i say Fedor Simply because he has never actually been IN the UFC, so he cant have the stardom he had in Pride and still has?

I know its to early to say if this is how its going to go for him, but Gomi.
 

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Has to be Mirko.

Legit top 3 HW, was number 2 in late 2006 and early 2007. Goes to the UFC and is a complete letdown.
 

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Unfortunately it is the Croatian. Maybe his hunger for the game was lost as soon as he won the Grand Prix. Cuz I have NOT seen this look in any of fights since then...

Click on this and anyone who is fan will know what's up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7uo-c_Ih0

That is what he's missing...
 

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Crocop is the one. Was still a legit contender when he arrived. Didnt look convincing in his first fight with Eddie Sanchez then got 'Crocop'd' by Gonzaga.

Against Kongo, he was unlucky because his testicles took a beating and im sure it threw him off his gameplan.

Beat Al Turk, although not convincingly. A dodgy eye poke if I recall.

Was a bit more competitive with Junior Dos Santos, without ever really getting any offense in.

Stops a last minute journeyman recently.

Not a great resume for one of the greatest of all time. I just want to see one head kick KO in the UFC. I still believe.
 

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Crocop is the one. Was still a legit contender when he arrived. Didnt look convincing in his first fight with Eddie Sanchez then got 'Crocop'd' by Gonzaga.

Against Kongo, he was unlucky because his testicles took a beating and im sure it threw him off his gameplan.

Beat Al Turk, although not convincingly. A dodgy eye poke if I recall.

Was a bit more competitive with Junior Dos Santos, without ever really getting any offense in.

Stops a last minute journeyman recently.

Not a great resume for one of the greatest of all time. I just want to see one head kick KO in the UFC. I still believe.
Yes, I agree one more head kick KO and he can retire. :)
 

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Cro cop easily.

He needs to be at LHW.


I personally think he has way more chance of becoming champion at HW than LHW. No way in hell he ever gets through Lyoto or Shogun even in his prime IMO.


And Crocop has looked good lately. IMO he's looked good since Kongo.
 

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I personally think he has way more chance of becoming champion at HW than LHW. No way in hell he ever gets through Lyoto or Shogun even in his prime IMO.


And Crocop has looked good lately. IMO he's looked good since Kongo.
i agree. JDS can make any striker look bad. CC just isn't a top tier HW in the UFC.
 

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When you look back at Pride videos CroCop always had an intense look about him. I don't think we've seen that in the UFC :(
 

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Cro cop has definitely lost the fire. He hasn't been that bad as of late (esp vs Dos Santos) he displayed that he's a careful tactician and neutralized a lot of his striking prowess.

I actually think he'd do better at LH. Cro cop was a beast in his prime, taking out top level K1 strikers. He would be very competitive against the top in that division. His ground game would be the major issue IMO.
 

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For a PRIDE star I think Cro Cop is the biggest let down, but for PRIDE fighter in general I was really disappointed with Dennis Kang. I didn't expect him to hold the UFC MW title, but he had some amazing fights in PRIDE and showed nothing of that in the UFC.
 

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Could it be possible Mirko has not even thrown one head kick in the UFC? damn probably against Sanchez lol
 

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