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Old 03-14-2009, 08:35 PM
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people are dumb its not that they were overatted its that the sport has continued to evolve

look at the people who were on top at the time of the pride buyout in the ufc. They arnt champions anymore either. people were comparing pride fighters to chuck, randy, hughes , franklin. Not the anderson silva's, gsp's , Brock lesnars of mma

cro cop, nog, wanderlei etc arnt in there prime anymore
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:35 PM
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5 times is enough to call him a pride fighter. people fight in UFC once and they are called UFC fighters.


what about shogun?
Silva fought more in other promotions outside of pride in his pre UFC tear.
Cage Rage 4X
Pride 5X
ROTR 1X
Meca Vale Tudo 5X

Yeah I forgot about SHogun. In some ways I rationalize his down turn as being primarily injury related.

Nate, I don't think the drug tests (if any) were consistant or thorough.

Wandy is nearing the end of his career (a career full of bareknuckle fights that took their toll on him) and Nog is 2-1. I think/hopeb we'll see a better NOg in the next fight.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:03 AM
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For the purposes of this thread. Yes.

There is no rule that says that pride fighters are rubbish. BUT Pride opporated under a different set or rules, a different time length of round, and it used a ring and not a cage.

That might explain why some Pride Fighters havent done so well.

Anderson Silva wasnt essentially a Pride Fighter. He did NOT start off in Pride, and his home instituion used a cage, and not a ring. thats an advantage. The first time he stepped into the Zuffa Sponcered Octagon...he'd already stepped into an Octagon sponcered by Cage Rage many years previous.

Crop cop was probably the biggest dissapointment. Rua...he might be able to bounce back...Nog...well I dont know...and Dennis Kang...oh...gutted about that one
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:58 AM
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I still like Crocop. He was one of the only guys that gave Fedor a challenge and made him work the whole fight. I think he will do alot better in the future ufc fights.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:03 AM
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Pride guys are not in their primes anymore. Rampage is doing fine because he's still young. Shogun had a bum knee and shouldn't have fought Forrest. his Coleman fight was lame but he said he was just starting to get back into shape. we'll see how he does against Chuck? and it's not like the UFC guys were tearing it up when they went to Pride. fighters age, evolve, lots of things contribute to this.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:03 AM
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I still like Crocop. He was one of the only guys that gave Fedor a challenge and made him work the whole fight. I think he will do alot better in the future ufc fights.
Fedor also had one hand since the other was broke.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:07 AM
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people are dumb its not that they were overatted its that the sport has continued to evolve

look at the people who were on top at the time of the pride buyout in the ufc. They arnt champions anymore either. people were comparing pride fighters to chuck, randy, hughes , franklin. Not the anderson silva's, gsp's , Brock lesnars of mma

cro cop, nog, wanderlei etc arnt in there prime anymore
Whoa, slow down killer....no need to call people dumb. The sport of MMA has continued to evolve, but there's still a difference