Originally Posted by que
i hate this sherdog talk. anderson was a cagerage fighter. he was a pride fighter. he was a shooto fighter. he is now a UFC fighter.
its doesn't matter how many times he fought in pride, the fact is... anderson WAS a pride fighter. accept it. pride is where he truly became known to the MMA community in the first place. it is where his career took off and when everyone started to know his name in the MMA community. he fought there just as much as any other organization besides UFC. only the pride haters resort to "anderson was not a pride fighter because he fought in other organizations too!" they just say that because they are jealous and bitter that another pride fighter is actually doing good in UFC. anderson was a pride fighter. i can list many other fighters who fought in other organizations and then barely have a couple fights in UFC, yet they will now be forever referred to as UFC fighters... even if UFC went bankrupt in the future like pride did.
for the record, I am not a pride Hater at all, I am just sick of people going on about how pride was better. You cant compare the two, and the reason you cant compare is evident in the fact that the pride mainstay, dont do as well in the UFC. Why???
The difference is massive.
Anderson Silva cant be labeled a pride fighter, for the reasons you stated, he fought is other organisations as much. You will not hear me calling Tito a UFC fighter, he's not. As far as I am concerned Tito is not even a fighter right now. If you fight for an organisation you fight for them.
Former pride fighters, have not done so well in the UFC because of the differences, look as Shogun, a bunch of his pride fighters were swung dude to his abiliy with stomping and soccer kicks, yeah I agree that his UF|C career so far has been mired with injury and a serious lack of training, but the rule change has had an effect.
The fighters that have done better in the UFC, thiose that once fought in pride such as Rampage and silva, well think about it, after leaving pride, they both fought under the UFC style rules in cages.
Accusing me of sherdog posting is a little rich. especially since I have never been on sherdog, but the fact is I cant stand hearing people say that pride was better based on the fact that their events were epic.
UFC event would likely be epic if there was a 10 min first round too. Its a stupid arguement.
The two organisations were great in there own right, but you cant compare the two unless they both had the same rules and the same facilities.