Originally Posted by neonatural45
I dont think he did a bad job of setting the PRIDE fighters up with good fights when they were in the UFC, I think he did a shit job of getting them here. He got maybe half the great fighters in PRIDE, no good lightweights, 1/3 of the champions, and the ones he did get were generally put on the shelf for awhile before they first fought.
For the most part, most PRIDE stars were given great paths to the belt when they were in the UFC
Rampage is marketable was pushed. I personally think Nog was set up w/ Herring to lose. A lot of people though CroCop got setup for failure against GG, I'm one of them.
Herring and Silva came over early so they weren't held down. But look at Henderson. Put on the shelf for that long only to fight Rampage and Silva in his first 2 fights. Damn! I can understand not wanting to pay some of the guys their Pride contracted money, but why not get at least one fight from Hunt? or any of the other guys they let sit for a year?
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