Pride was the organization to ever really give the UFC anything to lose sleep over. If the Pride guys weren't so great
A. why did the UFC recruit them?
Why did the UFC buy out Pride if they weren't that great. To get the amazing fight footage of all their stars.
The Pride guys that haven't done so well and came over to the U.S. still drew a lot of viewers based on their past performances.
UFC fighters that at went to Pride (Jens, Chuck, Guy Mezger, Kevin Randalman, Fry,) had a tough of a time going the other way too. Coleman won the HW crown before the they really built a great division over there. Barnett would be the exception because he did well in both organizations
It's all irrelevant anyways..
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