MMA I find it ridiculous how the commentators refuse to mention Pride

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  1. metallikatz56

    metallikatz56 New Member

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    when talking about Crocop and Rampage. Rogan keeps referring to Crocop as a top level K1 striker, but no mention of his success in Pride. I hope he cleans house in UFC, bounces back to Pride, and gets his 2nd fight with Fedor.
     
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    Pride is the UFC's direct competitor why would they mention it.
     
  3. raj100

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    I noticed that too.

    I think if they said "Chuck lost to Rampage in The Pride Fighting Championships" people would run out and look up Pride, and might end up liking it more. Most MMA "fans" I talk to have only heard of UFC. You mention Pride and they always say, "oh, is that like a crappy UFC knockoff?"
     
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    The bar was fucking packed tonight and I was quite happy, thinking that MMA has truly grown as much as I had thought in the past few years. When the Crocop and Rampage announcement was made, me and maybe five other guys cheered and everyone else just looked confused.

    I then realized I was surrounded by the new TUF crowd. They'll be in for a rude awakening when Mirko tears through the HW's. That is until AA...
     
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    yeah I had to lol a little at that
     
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    Until AA does what? Leg locks him? :rofl:
     
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    Until he ducks under a right kick and throws a right cross. Then sure, if he feels an ankle lock is necessary.... :hsugh:


    I'm just saying it will be an exciting fight, I can't see two UFC HW's more explosive than those two.
     
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    im sorry I live AA but he does not hold a candle to Mirko
     
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    :ugh::ugh:
     
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    You do realize the only real reason Pride mentions UFC is because it is no source of opposition in Japan? And when they mention it in US broadcasts they are only using in the context of Pride being superior and all the people who watch Pride PPVs in the US already know about the UFC so there is no harm mentioning it.
     
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    Nice contribution to the thread fuckface.

    Yeah we all know how good Crocop is, I'm not retarded. Try thinking about his current environment, the UFC. AA is rising back and Sylvia won't last past Vera. Vera won't last past Mirko if he stays HW. Cue Crocop v Pitbull.

    Don't be a cunt.
     
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    If you want to build up a top tier fighter, such as Crocop, you need to fill the TUF crowd in on just who this guy is, and something about where he comes from. Even if you don't mention Pride directly, at least credit him with being the #2 ranked heavyweight in Japan's top MMA organization. They had no problem mentioning K-1 all the time, yet Crocop hasn't fought in K-1 in nearly 4 years. To not acknowledge your competition is laughable. Trying to hype their new acquisitions, or trying to hype a Chuck v Wanderlei fight (if that ever happens) is futile because no one knows who the hell these guys are, aside from the true fans (who are outnumbered by 4 to 1, it seems).

    If the UFC claims to have the best this or that in the world, then give people something to compare it to. The mention of the name Pride would go right over the head of the average fan, anyway.
     
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    its not that bad, crocop will get his respect the long n hard way regardless of dana white's marketing strats
     
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    Or let him kick some heads out of the octogon and use those HL's for promo.
     
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    A. Why would you say anything that might promote your competitor?
    B. Mirko will destroy the UFC heavyweights 1 by 1 and he'll laugh his ass off after beating on goofy tim as he wonders how a hw division can be this damn weak and he'll be happy he'll only have to beat on gooofy tim for a belt instead of messing with the greatest fighter in the world again (fedor obviously)
    C. again,,,,why would UFC talk about their #1 competition? that would be like coke commercials saying pepsi has a great taste. are they supposed to talk about how much better pride fighters are and that they are lucky to steal some of them away from time to time
     
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    WTF?!?!?

    Wolverine ftw:dunno:
     
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    Don't you get it? They don't need to fill in the TUF crowd by showing his Pride fights..they are going to build him up by having him fight Sanchez and other lower HWs. The reason they acknowledge K-1 is because the only US shows they run are kickboxing ones.
     
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    Meh, Pride won't even acknowledge a fighter's past fights when showing his record.
     
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    down right fierce yo ass
     
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