MMA oh my fucking god....

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  1. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3489&zoneid=13

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    As the turbulent world of mixed martial arts continues to swirl, the soap opera surrounding Pride, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Ed Fishman is hitting a fever pitch. Pride is readying their second foray into the U.S. market, the UFC announced their move into the European market, and Fishman has shown his hand ready to buy Pride and challenge the UFC.

    While Pride is busy ramping up events surrounding tomorrow night’s Pride 33, UFC president Dana White was busy countering by announcing the company’s return to the UK. At a press conference in England, White announced the signing of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic training partner Fabricio Werdum to face Andre Arlovski at UFC 70 in Manchester on April 21 saying that he isn’t yet done raiding Pride’s roster.

    Also announced for the UFC’s return to England were Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga as the main event, Brit Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic, and Forrest Griffin vs. Ryoto Machida.

    At the same time, Ed Fishman, a recent contender to purchase Pride if the company does in fact decide to sell, was making his own moves to counter the UFC’s announced return to England. As President of Pride USA, Fishman made a public challenge to the UFC to pit each organization’s #1 and #2 fighters in each of four weight classes against each other in a “Winner Take All” format with both companies putting up $20 million. The first organization to win 5 of the 8 bouts would take home the $40 million.

    “I’ve always known that Pride has superior fighters over the UFC and the fans unanimously agree that Pride puts on a more exciting event. Once I fully acquire Pride FC, I intend to prove we have the best fighters, in what is sure to be the biggest prize, not just in mixed martial arts, but in sports history,” said Fishman.

    Adding fuel to the fire are the constant rumors that Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, has also been making a bid to purchase Pride FC while Pride president Nobuyuki Sakikabara has consistently stated that Pride is not for sale.

    Although no resolution in clearly in site, it’s sure to be an entertaining, if not turbulent, time for mixed martial arts.


    this HAS to happen....
    now i really want ed fishman to purchase pride,
    this has to happen...
    the # 1 and # 2 fighters from each weight class from each org. fights....
    the first company to win 5 out of 8 matches wins ....
    40 million !!!! :noes:

    only problem with that is the most stacked ufc division is the WW....wich pride does not have...

    i see where fishman wants to take this though....
    im pretty sure prideFC would take it to the bank- and NO i am not a pride fanboy, so no flames please...

    i just see some amazing fantasy matchups:x:





    edit: i just made a thread about something that will probably never happen...:wtc:
     
  2. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    It would be the superbowl of MMA :eek4:
     
  3. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    thats an understatement
     
  4. tidbits

    tidbits the POPE

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    Won't happen.
     
  5. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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    I don't know about that. Ed being who he is, he might actually have the clout to make it go through. Now that Dana is biggin' up Pride so often, the American public is more ready for it too.
     
  6. flamingsnowball

    flamingsnowball Only once the drugs are done...

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    wow....i would see total domination by pride and if the ufc gets some wins, they would be by previous pride fighters
     
  7. RMarks

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    But if Wandy and Hendo win their fights they are pride fighters and not former UFC fighters right?
     
  8. Trueno

    Trueno Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

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    Ufc < *
     
  9. FlyingNun

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    LW and HW i think PRIDE would win....183 i think UFC would win....LHW would be close
     
  10. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    filho would rape most any MW, and probably still beat the rest in an unimpressive fashion
     

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