Fertittas buy PRIDE

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ffforgottenx
3/26/07 8:09:06AM
FERTITTAS BUY PRIDE

The Japanese newspapers reported today in Tokyo, Japan that the UFC has bought Pride. The UFC/Pride rumor has been circulating for awhile, but the deal appears to be done.

Source: MMAWeekly.com
350lbsfist
3/26/07 8:35:39AM
Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.
ffforgottenx
3/26/07 8:49:39AM

Posted by 350lbsfist

Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.



i think its safe to say its a confirmation.. i dont think mmaweekly would post a story like that unless it was legit.. and i wouldnt post it unless i thought it was from a credible source
creativedestruction
3/26/07 8:56:12AM
lame!
Cobbs666
3/26/07 10:36:27AM
hopefully they dont have the same people make the fights that make them for ufc, tired of ufc protecting fighters just to build them up a little more with some wins
snakeplissken
3/26/07 10:59:19AM
UFC Vs. PRIDE supershow once a year could be superb... Fedor Vs. Sylvia..? First live execution on TV :)
wkm311
3/26/07 11:27:35AM
Its too early to tell if this is good or bad. We will just have to wait and see, so far it sounds like this could be an awesome thing.

I like the idea of running them as separate orgs, with a super fight once in a while. The only problem I see is that Pride, now bought by an American company, will lose steam with the Japanese audience. But who knows???
Krupp
3/26/07 11:52:17AM
Never thought id see this happen...

Unbelievable.. HOpefully this is for the best.
madmarck
3/26/07 12:28:00PM

Posted by 350lbsfist

Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.


We will finally see from some great fights. Wand\Chuck, Fedor Cor Cop
MisFiT
3/26/07 2:08:11PM
Had to happen sometime right?
Sam_Rothstein
3/27/07 1:35:59AM
wow i cant believe they bought it

i think this could be a good thing happening now
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