Pride isn't going anywhere...you think Pride's scandel w/ the yakuza in't going to harm K-1? Pride and K-1 are going to be holed into the same dirty category as far as the sponsors are concerned. All Fighting Organizations = Yakuza ties, not just Pride.
Short term, Pride's gonna make more money at the gate. Midway, forced to consider other avenues to increase viewership, they're gonna make money through "non-conventional" means, i.e. internet broadcasts, spreading their wings throughout Asia, etc. Long term, they'll be back on free t.v. in Japan and by that time, they'll also be a force with Pride USA.