Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Degenerate, Dec 6, 2006.
this is not good for MMA
we'll finally see Fedor take on a big striker like Tim Sylvia
That'd be nice, but unlikely. Pride's top-level guys will probably become "ronin" who bounce from organization to organization looking for big paydays i.e. Fedor's Bodog deal. Unless Zuffa wants to consistently pay out big money like it did for Royce Gracie (Hughes fight), I doubt we'll see many top Pride guys become regulars in the UFC.
If Vince McMahon gets his slimy hands on Pride, it'll damage the legitimacy of MMA, and will destroy the sport's future.
How much did they pay Royce to come back?
if pride gets sold to wwe i'm going to have to stop watching and training mma because it will become a joke to people
ppl should start mailing these corps. and organizations...Pride cannot go to a a fucking circus company like WWE
Last I heard, 400 grand compared to the 50K they paid Matt Hughes for that fight.
well MMA fighters should make great money...Look at what major boxers get paid? I mean damn!
There's something missing here. Why would no TV channel pick this up? Do they not like money? We need a better background in Japanese TV and politics I think in order to understand the how and why's of this, if it is even true...
Why couldn't the business continue as normal, but be picked up by Fox in North America
ridiculous... Pride must have 20 times more money than the UFC or any other organization (except WWE maybe... stupid kids and their love for that crap... buncha assholes.. but then again it's not MMA)
it won't be much of a joke if you dislocate their arm and break their nose
obviously peace > violence, my point is just that effectiveness > trendy popular belief
lets all pray to whomever we pray to, for this not to EVER happen EVER. Im serious, get on your knees right now.
well it was rumored that DSE is owed by the yakuza; wich i wouldnt be suprised if true; and they did not want to associate with such and org.
The good thing is, the Japanese are not like us Americans, and they will not always just sell because there is money in it. They value honor and integrity, and building such a huge organization like Pride which is undoubtedlythe best MMA organization in the world just to sell it would be disrespectful and also would, in their eyes, take away from Japan's image of being a country that values the warrior spirit and martial arts.
Thankfully some stuff, no matter how superficial, is more important than monetary gain to some people in the world. Hopefully this aspect of Japanese culture will prevent the selling of Pride to anyone else.
quoted for greatness, that was awesome, and true
Oh fuck me.
OMG! We can have Kane vs Fedor! Finally!
I want to see Fedor kick out of a tombstone