Originally Posted by b0sH
Mr Frost u make me laugh.
I think both the first two arguments from blightsmite and killer instinct are spot on. There is no doubt the depth in many of the divisions belongs to Pride.
As for Chuck, yeah Jackson had a win over Chuck 3 years ago, a lots changed since then and it was in Jacksons Pride world, the cage changes a lot of things.
Silva defended his title, dont make me laugh, he's put it on the line vs random Jap fighters who've been fed to him. He's lost 3 times in the last 2 years. Chuck hasn't lost since Jackson in 2003. Couture, Horn and Baba are much tougher opponents than anyone Wandy has beaten in the last 3 years bar possibly Jackson. Chuck is the more accomplished fighter.
Yeah Cro Cop might tear Chuck apart, but he's a heavyweight and one of the best strikers in the world, he should be expected to.
You make me laugh random jap fighter ( spell japanese ) it really makes you sound uneducated and a raciest .
Loss Mirko Filipovic KO (Head Kick) PRIDE-Final Conflict Absolute 9/10/2006 1 5:26
Win Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (Strikes) PRIDE-Critical Coutdown Absolute 7/1/2006 1 9:21
Win Ricardo Arona Decision (Split) PRIDE-Shockwave 2005 12/31/2005 3 5:00
Loss Ricardo Arona Decision (Unaminous) PRIDE-Final Conflict 2005 8/28/2005 2 5:00
Win Kazuhiro Nakamura TKO (Strikes) PRIDE-Critical Countdown 2005 6/26/2005 1 5:24
Win Hidehiko Yoshida Decision (Split) PRIDE-Total Elimination 2005 4/23/2005 3 5:00
Loss Mark Hunt Decision (Split) PRIDE-Shockwave 2004 12/31/2004 3 5:00
Win Quinton Jackson KO PRIDE 28-High Octane 10/31/2004 2 3:26
Silva fought guys out of his weight class on a few occassions! And last i checked Mark Hunt , Arona, crocop aren't slouches !
And his win record weren't any random fighters they were guys in japan that earned their spot ! Regardless of race ! Silva has defended all all comers ! And if UFC hadn't backed out l;ast time maybe would could have seen a Silva vs Couture !
Silva's other notable wins in PRIDE include Guy Mezger (2001, KO), Dan Henderson (2001, decision), Hidehiko Yoshida (twice, 2003 and 2005, via decisions), and Yuki Kondo (2004, KO) among others. In Japan, Silva additionally gained his reputation as a fighter who has never been defeated by any Japanese opponent, resulting in a trend of various Japanese fighters being arranged by PRIDE to face him.
Silva's undefeated streak in PRIDE was broken by Mark Hunt, a K-1 Grand Prix champion, on December 31, 2004 at the PRIDE Shockwave 2004 event. Hunt won the non-title match by split decision over Silva. The decision was controversial because some felt that Hunt's weight at 250 lb (113 kg), nearly 50 pounds over Silva, as well as Silva's dominance in round 3, had not been sufficiently considered by the judges in their decision; Randy Couture and Bas Rutten, both being commentators at the event, expressed disagreement over the decision
31 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, 1 no contest
Plus Chucks first 3 title defenses were only
8/26/2006 Win Renato Sobral UFC 62 TKO (Strikes) 1 1:35
02/04/2006 Win Randy Couture UFC 57 KO (Punch) 2 1:38
08/20/2005 Win Jeremy Horn UFC 54 TKO (Strikes) 4 2:46
And the horn fight and couture he was winded. He couldn't last with Silva more than 2 rounds which was his problem against Rampage he has no steam past a few rounds!
Thats how Couture beat him the first time!