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  • 08-14-2006, 07:07 PM
    dagreat1
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore
    100,000 maybe in Japan, but it just isnt going to happen in the US anytime soon. MMA just isnt that big yet in the US. The only things that sell 100,000 seats in the US are Football games and Nascar. And MMA is no where near the level of popularity of Football and Nascar. So to think Pride is just gonna show up and sell out just like that is a little far-fetched. I still believe the reason Wandy and Liddell wont happen is because Pride is scared to lose such a big fight on that scale.

    I think it is the other way around, if Wandy were to lose, big deal for PRIDE, it is not like Wansy is going to go out there and get KTFO in 30 seconds, it would be a war, I personally don't think Chuck can KO Wandy, Hunt and Cro Cop were unable to , why would Chuck be able to?

    But say Chuck did KO WAndy, it would be such a war that the newer UFC fans would have so much respect (well maybe not respect) and liking for Wandy based on his animal like agression and brutal fighting style that PRIDE would gain fans regardless.

    Now if Chuck loses that would cause fans to start orderign PRIDE as well and certainly after the first PPV they ordered you would have to assume that some of the UFC fans would start picking their UFC PPV after watching a stacked PRIDE event.

    If the fight does happen whoever wins, the org President is going to advertise over and over again that their guy beat that orgs best fighter in that weight division.

    Honestly though it seems that UFC has a lot more to lose than PRIDE does.
  • 08-14-2006, 06:56 PM
    CHUCKtheCHAMP
    Nice Card... Good Exposure For Pride...
  • 08-14-2006, 05:56 PM
    Masscore
    Quote Originally Posted by dagreat1
    Nah man, Pride still sells out stadiums, you have to remember they have had the best fihgters in the world for as long as they have been an organization, well before the TV deal. They still had Kerr, Rickson, Sak, Igor, etc. and were still able to pay their fighters a lot of money so they will always be ok. Look at what they are expecting, 100,000 people and seats as high as $700.00 each.

    I thinkn they might hold the record for biggest MMA even attendence (either them or K-1) as they have had 90,000+ people in a stadium for an event, UFC is doing what 20,000 people per event?

    PRIDE is not worried about the scandal or the Fuji TV deal falling through, they have always gotten by with or without TV support.
    100,000 maybe in Japan, but it just isnt going to happen in the US anytime soon. MMA just isnt that big yet in the US. The only things that sell 100,000 seats in the US are Football games and Nascar. And MMA is no where near the level of popularity of Football and Nascar. So to think Pride is just gonna show up and sell out just like that is a little far-fetched. I still believe the reason Wandy and Liddell wont happen is because Pride is scared to lose such a big fight on that scale.
  • 08-14-2006, 02:55 PM
    startrak
    Hmmm great list. Great publicity for PRIDE, with names like Fedor, Cro Cop, and Shogun...Nastula is looking better/more aggressive too.

    I just hope Cro Cop or some other big name doesn't get knocked the fuck out like when Randleman got that hook on him...Cro Cop rematched him though and won...I hope PRIDE keeps on coming to America, so that people will see continuity and rematches like these.
  • 08-14-2006, 08:04 AM
    NinjaShogunRua
    Quote Originally Posted by matto
    thats sweet, too bad no henderson or wanderlei. first wand vs. cro cop cancelled, then wand vs. liddell cancelled, what next gsp vs. hughes cancelled.\?
    Wand vs Cro Cop isn't cancelled, it's back on. Hendo isn't fighting because he'll be fighting in the semi-finals of the WWGP in November after he beats Misaki again.
  • 08-14-2006, 07:48 AM
    Salvy_Mic
    An aggressive CroCop would immediately become a fan favorite, as would Shogun. It's definitely a PPV I'll order.
  • 08-14-2006, 07:37 AM
    matto
    thats sweet, too bad no henderson or wanderlei. first wand vs. cro cop cancelled, then wand vs. liddell cancelled, what next gsp vs. hughes cancelled.\?
  • 08-14-2006, 07:04 AM
    dagreat1
    Quote Originally Posted by killerinstinct
    .I think Pride is trying to brake away from Japan since they lost there TV deal and all the other scandal surrounding them over there.
    Nah man, Pride still sells out stadiums, you have to remember they have had the best fihgters in the world for as long as they have been an organization, well before the TV deal. They still had Kerr, Rickson, Sak, Igor, etc. and were still able to pay their fighters a lot of money so they will always be ok. Look at what they are expecting, 100,000 people and seats as high as $700.00 each.

    I thinkn they might hold the record for biggest MMA even attendence (either them or K-1) as they have had 90,000+ people in a stadium for an event, UFC is doing what 20,000 people per event?

    PRIDE is not worried about the scandal or the Fuji TV deal falling through, they have always gotten by with or without TV support.
  • 08-14-2006, 05:16 AM
    BPARKER72
    wait till the las vegas fans get a load of cro cop!!! prides taken over ladies!!!
  • 08-14-2006, 04:52 AM
    stalker
    looking at those fighters i`m glad i passed on the $50 nose bleed seats!
    replays alone and a short run to the john is worth 50 dollars.
    i want something close.
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