Originally Posted by Matt Boone
If UFC buys it at least we get the dream matches we've been needing, and they'll be pretty much all the real champions since most only recognize UFC or PRIDE title holders.
That would be the ONLY pro IMO and they would drag it out so very much and honestly, what matches do we really need or want to see?
Some have convinced themselves that they want to see Fedor vs Sylvia but do we really need to see that to know what the outcome would be? No, why waste a Fedor PPV on that fight. Cro Cop vs Fedor - Yes, Silva vs Chuck - Yes, Cro Cop vs Chuck - Yes, Cro Cop vs Shogun - Yes, Chuck vs Shogun - Yes, Chuck vs Lil Nog - Yes.
Gomi, Kwajiri, Ishida, Mach, Hansen, Aurelio and Melendez would clean out the LW division and those fighters vs themselves is a better matchup than them vs the UFC LW at this point. Maybe thigs will change as Stevenson is promising and Sherk is good as well but those Pride LW's are not Kenny Florian and when they land strikes, it flores people.
Flanklin vs Hendo, Kang, Misaki, Filho, I think we can all agree and not be so niave that they would all own Franklin, especially hendo, Filho and Kang. Franklin would have a chance vs Misaki but no real chance aginst an Olympic wrestler with sick punching power and cardio, a world class striker and a world class grappler and wrestler with savage strength and technique.
A. Silva vs Kand would be magical and I would love to watch that fight. A. Silva vs Hendo and Filho as well.
So yeah, there are a lot of great matches in some of the divisions but the better matches are still goign to come in the form of the PRIDE fighters vs the PRIDE fighters but at least all the bullshit arguing and testicle drooling would be silenced and all of the bullshit excuses and accusations that PRIDE fighters use roids as they can't possibly be that good... Yes they can and yes they are, it's international talent, nothing more than that, picking the best fighters in the world from around the globe.