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Im not sure of Pride's contract structure, and we all know of UFC's 6 figure contract. It's reported that Chuck Liddell recived 275,000 for Liddell Couture III. I remember when Tyson got 27 million for knocking out Spinks in the first round, (and Bobby Bonillia signing a 5year 25 million contract with the Mets and ushering in the era of the free-agent and destroying the players love of money over the game, but thats another story:) ) an INSANE purse then and even by todays standards. My brother in-law use to train with Lutter here in Ft Worth, and was always talking about how fighters would snub UFC to make more fighting in Japan.

A trend here?
Present day MMA fighters choosing money over being the best like in those other so-called sports?

The differences between the two venues:

UFC has the greatest fighters in the world:
UFC fills casino Ball-rooms with 15,000+ fans:
PRIDE pays there fighters more:
PRIDE fills olimpic size stadiums with 50,000+ fans:
UFC international PPV coverage?
PRIDE international coverage? Yes, I watched a few.

Any other differences of the top two venues?
And the love of money:dunno:
 

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semiconductor said:
UFC has the greatest fighters in the world
WHAT???

UFC is like 97% American fighters, they have the best Fighters from America (excluding Coleman,Barnett,Henderson and a handful other that dont come to mind rite now)

Pride has the best fighter Internationally!!!
 

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evilhomer said:
WHAT???

UFC is like 97% American fighters, they have the best Fighters from America (excluding Coleman,Barnett,Henderson and a handful other that dont come to mind rite now)

Pride has the best fighter Internationally!!!
Coleman and Barnett are UFC Hasbeens.

The UFC has all the best American fighters as many non American's as well.

Michael Bisping - England
Mario Neto - England
Lee Murray - England
Ross Pointon - England
John Alessio - Canada
Jonathan Goulet - Canada
Mark Hominick - Canada
Icho Larenas - Canada
David Loiseau - Canada
Rob MacDonald - Canada
Bill Mahood - Canada
Christophe Midoux - Canada
Georges St. Pierre - Canada
Kalib Starnes - Canada
Sam Stout - Canada
Steve Vigneault - Canada
Thiago Alves - Brazil
Marcio Cruz - Brazil
Hermes Franca - Brazil
Pedro Rizzo - Brazil
Assuerio Silva - Brazil
Anderson Silva - Brazil
Renato Sobral "Babalu" - Brazil
Andrei Arlovski - Belarus
Ansar Chalangov - Russia
Cheick Kongo - France
Keigo Kunihara -Japan
Yuki Sasaki - Japan
Genki Sudo - Japan
Anthony Perosh - Australia
Elvis Sinosic - Australia
Trevor Prangley - South Africa
Alessio Sakara - Italy
 

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GSPfan your list is inaccurate those all of those fighters have faught for the UFC at one time but many are no longer under contract or are no longer exculsively signed to the UFC

good effort thou lol

both Coleman and Barnett would kick Tim Sylvia's ass and regardless of their age they are still top american hw fighters
 

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GSPfan, Pride could drop a list of international fighters twice as long as that. Prides nonamerican fighters are better than UFCs as well.

Agreed. I wasn't trying to show that the UFC has a bigger or better pool of international fighters. I was only trying to show that 97% American is inaccurate.
 

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evilhomer said:
GSPfan your list is inaccurate those all of those fighters have faught for the UFC at one time but many are no longer under contract or are no longer exculsively signed to the UFC

good effort thou lol

both Coleman and Barnett would kick Tim Sylvia's ass and regardless of their age they are still top american hw fighters

I don't have access to Dana's office to see who is under contract at this very moment. However, allmost all of those on the list have fought in the UFC in the last 16 months.


Coleman over Sylvia??? :laugh:
 

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yes Sylvia sucks that much lol

my point is UFC has very little international talent, a handful of guys signed to a decent contract the rest fight on an as needed basis, it's very basic concept of fight promotions, why pay a guy alot to fight exclusively for u when u can pay him a little to fight whenever u want him too
 

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The UFC and MMA in general is growing at an insane rate up here north of the border. I have noticed that all the sports bars up here are adv the UFC events on billboards and papers and are packed solid for every event. MMA schools are opening up everywhere here in Vancouver and the surrounding area. When the UFC caught on in the mid 90's it was hard to find a bar to watch the fights. Today i can choose whichever bar i want to watch the fights but have yet to see a single one adv for a Pride event.
 

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i know what u mean. ive been doing this for almost 6 years now and my gym has grown in size almost 10 sizes. Before it was was me and 5 or so people now i think we have atleast 50+ people
 
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