Originally Posted by NinjaShogunRua
yes Mirko has "only" fought twice this year, but he is fighting in September in the OWGP which could lead him to fighting 2 times in the same night if he beats Wanderlei in the 1st match. Mirko also is scheduled to fight at the PRIDE USA debut in October which could be his 5th match of the year. I'm pretty sure he'll fight on the NYE show also which would give him fight #6. All depending on if he beats Wand of course. Mirko also fought 5 times last year, and 8 times in 2004. He is much more active than any UFC fighter.
5+ times a year insane for any Pride fighter. I mean seriously who does that?! That is what Jeremy Horn does in AA organizations and Travis Fulton as well, in PRIDE, that is ridiculous.
Chuck has fought 3 times in 1 year and I think that is the most he has ever fought in a single year in UFC.
If Cro Cop is durable enough to keep fighting Pride will keep on having him headline shows as is an an absolute crowd favorite, he is a huge name in the sport and he puts asses in the seats at stadiums and at homes and bars via PPV.
Same thing Hughes, Chuck, and Tito do though they do not fight as often as we would like. 3 fights per year is very active, that is the number where you would liek to see the star fighters.