That could happen Loller. But i think Dana will be smart and not change too much about Pride.
I doubt that all of Red Devil Sport Club would leave Pride/UFC. As for Superheavyweight. Who said anythign about that leaving? After all WEC still has its 145 divison. Maybe the UFC will do the same thing with Pride.
But Really. How many top Super Heavy Weights are there? giant silva, Akebono, Zulu dude who jsut fought butterbean, none of those guys are really talented just big. Butterbean is good and so are a few others. But they are few and far betweem.
Dana is a very savvy business man. He isnt gonna let the best fighters in the world just slip away from him. If you havent noticed he has been attracting them to the UFC.
Nog, Anderson Silva, Marcio Rua, have all got contracts with the UFC.
Not to mention Cro Cop who is notiorous for being a hard man to sign a contract with.
IF the UFC can sign Cro Cop to a contract i believe they can get anyone.
UFC is Pride now. But they are different. Why would Dana make them the same? That would defy the point of keeping them as 2 seperate companies.
Bottom line. If Pride was gonna be moulded into the exact same as the UFC. They would have shut it down and just have UFC shows in Japan. But word is that Pride is still gonna be under the Pride banner.
Posted by disorderlyvision
i hope the IFL , Bodog, and some of the smaller orgs (cage rage etc) flourish, i dont like the idea of the ufc having a monopoly on the sport.
I believe it was announced a short while back that several of the medium sized orgs have banded together. Including if i am not mistaken Bodog, Cage Rage, KOTC, Spirt MC, and maybe HEROS