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(CP) - UFC president Dana White isn't that impressed with Pride champion Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva calling out Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell, his UFC counterpart, during "Pride 32: The Real Deal" on Saturday in Las Vegas.

"Pride trying to get traction off us," White said in an e-mail Monday when asked his thoughts about Silva's challenge.

White tried to make a Liddell-Silva fight and the Ultimate Fighting Championship even announced it after "UFC 61: Bitter Rivals" in July, with Silva and Liddell entering the ring to stare each other down. But the planned November bout did not come off, with White saying it was hard to pin down officials with the rival Pride Fighting Championships for a deal.

Now it seems Pride is angling for the mixed martial arts bout, with Silva throwing down the gauntlet.

"Many times I'm talking, I want to fight with him but he don't want to fight with me, I don't know who is the problem," the Brazilian fighter said in English from the middle of the ring Saturday night. "Chuck, I stay here now (in Las Vegas). No possible running."

Silva's star power was tarnished slightly when Croatian heavyweight Mirko (Cro Cop) Filipovic destroyed him at Pride's open-weight tournament in September.

Still, Japan-based Pride is looking to build on its base in North America, a foothold that started in earnest with Saturday's show in the UFC's backyard at the Thomas and Mack Center. A Silva-Liddell fight would generate plenty of fan interest, but would the UFC want to fuel Pride's attempt at building its U.S. presence in the process?

UFC co-owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta took in the Pride show. White did not.

Silva will fight at Pride's next U.S. show, slated for Feb. 24.

Hard-hitting Russian Fedor Emelianenko, Pride's heavyweight champion, was the big winner Saturday night, earning US$100,000 in defeating American Mark Coleman in the non-title main event, according to purse figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Coleman made $70,000.

Pride welterweight champion Dan Henderson got $50,000 for defeating Brazilian Vitor Belfort ($30,000).

American Josh (The Babyface Assassin) Barnett earned $60,000 for his second-round submission of 1996 Olympic judo champion Pawel Nastula. The Polish fighter earned $20,000.

Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Mauricio (Shogun) Rua earned $25,000 for submitting American Kevin Randleman ($40,000). Eric (Butterbean) Esche made $30,000 for his 29 seconds in the ring, disposing of Sean O'Haire who earned $15,000.

Travis Galbraith, a native of Prince George, B.C., now fighting out of Edmonton, made $2,000 for a game loss to Japan's Kazuhiro Nakamura.

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Dana Sux So Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pride Is Gonna Take Over The Mma Scene In The Usa No Matter If Wanderlei Fights Chuck Or Not
 

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Of course they are gonna try to get traction off of them thet are the biggest mma organization here. If they can makethemselves more known by calling out some of the best known fighters here they are gonna do it. I know i would its just business. Plus if that can make it happen better for us.
 
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