Originally Posted by preliator
I thought I'd let you guys in that K1 no longer allows knees or kicking to a downed opponent any longer. They still do not allow elbow strikes, just like PRIDE, but other than that (and the 10 minute first round), there is nothing that PRIDE and K1 share in common. K1 still pulls in more revenue and ratings than pride ever will in Japan and will probably be the biggest fight promotion in the world for years to come (because of their asian, european and american shows).
I am shocked that they are that big. I have seen exactly one K-1 kickboxing event on ESPN and thats it. What makes then so popular? Have long have they been in business?