MMA Dana White & Lorenzo Fertitta *Conference Call Transcript*

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  1. SBrooks1

    SBrooks1 GOAT OT Supporter

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    This is a great read. How can any fan of MMA not be excited about the future of this sport after reading this? :cool:


     
  2. DOHChi

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    lol at dave meltzer getting clowned.
     
  3. SBrooks1

    SBrooks1 GOAT OT Supporter

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    I didn't see it as him being clowned. I saw it as Lorenzo knowing who Meltzer is and actually giving him some credit as a journalist. Especially since Meltzer has been involved in Wrestling for 30 years and MMA fighting for 20 (in the NHB days and earlier).
     
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    interesting stuff...it sounds to me like Dana has more of a part in PRIDE than he likes to admit... he just wants to create as much rivalry as he can...can't blame him

    unified rules :down:
     
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    Its kinda weird though. Fighter A doesn't wanna sign with UFC cause they don't wanna pay him enough, will Pride be allowed to get him and pay him more to acquire him? I just don't see how there can be a fair competition for new fighters between the two companies.

    Also yeah, unified rules ftl. Stomps and soccer kicks I can do without, but knees in side mount and north south should be allowed.
     
  6. Tony Montana

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    man, why must the knee to the ground be illegal? other then that, i'm hyped for this shit, iceman vs wanderlei/shogun. crocop vs fedor 2, anderson silva/franklin vs henderson. tim sylvia vs mark hunt rofl.
     
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    NJAC is looking into knees to the head of an opponent on the ground.
     
  8. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    Dammit I'm gonna miss stomps and soccer kicks. I could give a shit less about elbows.

    (edit no I'm not finding the one thing in this glorious event to bitch about)
     
  9. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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  10. Scream_Phoenix

    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    Question: What are your thoughts on the proposed alliance from some of your competitors such as K-1, EliteXC, BodogFight, Strikeforce and Cage Rage?

    White: Which one of those is our competitor?

    Question: All of them are having a press conference today at the L.A. Coliseum?

    White: Yeah, that's scary.


    whites such a dick :mamoru:
     
  11. yesitisyellow

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    i could swear Fedor IS with Bodog, I was watching the bodogfights on tv and it said Fedor was fighting with someone and it was being televised early April

    how could he be with Pride AND fight on a Bodog fight at the same time?
     
  12. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    in his contract, he can fight in events in russia
     
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    Interesting read... If they are telling the truth, this will truly be the golden age of mma...
     
  14. Kuet

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    wait....unified rules... does that mean no more ten minute first round for pride??
    BOOOOOOO
     
  15. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    Yeah, I wish they would allow knees to the head when down, in the UFC you see guys turtle and they attacking fighter can't do anything because he's down, I think that needs to change the most.
     
  16. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    Great article/transcript BTW, thanks for posting it dude.
     
  17. yesitisyellow

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    oh... that's why the bodog fight is in st. petersburg.
     
  18. JustGod

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    I read it as Pride staying Pride in Japan, but being under unified rules when they venture into the US... and the superfights will be under UFC rules.
     
  19. furst

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    I'm quite certain you're wrong. I do believe I recall Whitey saying something like "if it doesn't follow these rules, it's not MMA".
     

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