MMA Next Pride USA show cancelled

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  1. RMarks

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    From Wrestling Observer:

    --The scheduled 4/28 follow-up Pride PPV at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has been canceled. As you can imagine, lots behind the scenes will end up coming out on that one.
     
  2. Skeletor

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    will they just be hosting it in japan, or are they cancelling it entirely???
     
  3. SCirone

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    Fischman pretty much had them by the balls. He wanted to buy them so he showed them what he could do. I guess tehy wouldnt sell to him so he said fuck em
     
  4. RMarks

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    No idea, rumors are Fishman is pissed because DSE won't sell him Pride.
     
  5. TQ

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    Damn :eek3:
     
  6. Skeletor

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    see i told all you guys that pride wouldn't sell.
     
  7. furst

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    So much for their US expansion :(
     
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    They can only give out so many comp tickets. :haha:
     
  9. Skeletor

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    honestly, the shows are better in japan.... I don't know if it's just me but it seems like the fighters tried to keep it standing more in the US shows to please the crowd...
     
  10. furst

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    I like the Japanese shows better too, but from what I understand they have invested a HUGE amount of resources into establishing themselves in the US market. Considering the troubles they are already in, this is horrible, horrible news.
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

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    Horrible news :hs:

    ibsammoimeandutchcomesinsayingpridenuthuggers
     
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  13. Skeletor

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    I don't think so... I keep saying this, but rampage/crocop's migration to the UFC is a marketing strategy. They've been sent to go over there and decimate the competition, and probably come back. Just watch and see.
     
  14. furst

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    Maybe there's some truth to that. I did find it suspect when in the beginning of Pride33 they were showing Mirko kicking ass and the voice was saying some shit like "some things cannot be explained". You would think that Pride would be pissed with Mirko leaving them, but no, Sakakibara (or whatever the fuck his name is) attended UFC67 to support CC.
     
  15. McClane

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    Due to contract, they have to go through Fischman to do US shows. The relationship is fubar at this point, so they don't want to do business with him, and if they don't go through him they are in breach of contract and will get sued to hell. Basically US Pride is fucked, and PRIDE as a whole is looking rather :noes:
     
  16. Skeletor

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    I call bull shit. Nobody gives a shit if Pride is in Vegas or Tokyo if they're watching it in Florida on PPV. WFA, IFL, and many other MMA organizations in the US aren't really going far, so the fac thtat they are here doesn't really mean shit... Pride simply needs to overcome the name "UFC" which has embedded itself into US MMA culture thanks to Spike TV and Hooters.



    It can be done with heavy advertisement and good UFC fighters switching to Pride... Which is a campaign that I'm sure will take place in the near future.
     
  17. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    No expansion into the US
    No TV deal
    Expensive fighters

    Whats missing.
     
  18. Skeletor

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    :dunno: I'm not an economist
     
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  20. SCirone

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    Arent they the same person?
     
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    Pride Canada!
     
  24. McClane

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  25. furst

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    lawl wouldn't that be some shit?
     

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