Posted by MMA
Sometimes, I do not understand Joe Silva's choices.
Posted by BabbyHughes
I love both. There are things about Pride I dont like and things about the UFC I dont like.
Pride: Many very competitive matches, fighters I know of on every fight card just about, expensive fighter entrances , some very entertaining fighters (Fedor, Wandy, Shogun, the Nogs, Gomi, etc), 1st round is 10 min, strong HW and LHW divisions, and a very respectful audience.
UFC: Great announcers, awesome Gladiator style entrances (crowd surrounding the fighters cheering), the Octagon, energetic crowd, great promoting of matches and fighter information (interviews mostly), some competitive matches, good referees (except Yamasaki), strong WW and LHW division.
Pride: the female entrance announcer's voice scares me, the announcers need improvement, the ring, the referees seem biased, not enough title bouts, some really one sided match ups (Fedor vs. Zulu), past events weren't live for US television.
UFC: often too many no name fighters fighting instead of well known fighters on every card (there are enough great fighters under UFC contract, to have great matches every UFC), weak HW divison prior to Cro Cop, inapropriate booing from crowd happens often.
And that's about all that comes to mind, at this moment...
Posted by zephead
Alright. You can't have enough of these threads.
I support all MMA. I just ordered Showtime for the Elite XC. I don't care what rog it is. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.
Posted by SICKRICK
i agree with zep and hippy, they both are great and i will watch any MMA , as long as it is on then im watching
Posted by jocksmall
i love the ufc and buy most of the events on ppv. it just seems to me that the pride cards are far better matchups with better talent in many cases. can other ufc fans look at it objectively and come to the same conclusion?
Posted by CincySaint
I actually disagree, I am and have always been a UFC fan, and after looking over more fight footage from Pride I still believe that the UFC fighters are better all around. I will admit that many of the Pride fights are more entertaining, but I do not think that translates into the pride fighters being more talented. Many times i think the fights are more exciting because the fighters are less well-rounded. The easiest place to see the dfference is the lack of wrestling skills I find in the Pride Fighters, now I know there are exceptions but I think there is a real advantage to the UFC in this department.
Posted by THE_AXE_MURDERER
PRIDE is by far the better organization better fighters,better rules,better entrances,the fans never boo the fighters much more respect shown in PRIDE.