Rate Pride 33

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Berti
2/25/07 8:58:54AM
if you had to give it a 1 threw 10, what would it be, i would give it an 9, there was alot of everything, dana white was pooping himself im sure...the changed the rankings up big time, been awhile since thats happen to that many top 10's.
ryderstrong69
2/25/07 9:45:37AM
i think Dana was laughing his ass off, this event pretty much proved what Dana has been saying about the top pride fighters all along. Lil Nog got owned by a no body Silva got upset, Gomi got beat once again in a non title fight, and Miski got beat by Trigg, This event was made to showcase all of the fighters that lost. Whats funny is all the shit they did saying how Silva was the best 205er and ran all those clips putting Chuck down, I'll bet Sakubara is regretting that now
madmarck
2/25/07 10:00:05AM
i would give it a 9 also. it was a awesome show. Espically Diaz getting the gogoplata. I bet Dana White is running to make a contract offer to him now.

**** i hated losing so muhc money on a event and then liking it so much.
crimethinc
2/25/07 10:34:50AM
9 is definitely fair. Fantasy MMA leagues put a whole new spin on watching PPVs. That was probably the most gut-wrenching event I've ever watched.
Infused
2/25/07 10:37:50AM

Posted by crimethinc

9 is definitely fair. Fantasy MMA leagues put a whole new spin on watching PPVs. That was probably the most gut-wrenching event I've ever watched.



I know what you mean, when Nog lost i was just like wtf, then like 5 more of my picks lost, it was crazy, and i didn't really like it :P

I give the night a 8/10.
zephead
2/25/07 10:52:42AM

Posted by ryderstrong69

i think Dana was laughing his ass off, this event pretty much proved what Dana has been saying about the top pride fighters all along. Lil Nog got owned by a no body Silva got upset, Gomi got beat once again in a non title fight, and Miski got beat by Trigg, This event was made to showcase all of the fighters that lost. Whats funny is all the shit they did saying how Silva was the best 205er and ran all those clips putting Chuck down, I'll bet Sakubara is regretting that now



No. This pretty much proves that anything can happen in MMA. Just ask any fighter that has lost. How many undefeated fighters are there? Ask Rich Franklin. Matt Huges. Randy Coutre. All title holders, all lost recently. Ask the heavily favored Forrest Griffin.

This is NOT about which org. is better. It's about who is a better fighter on that night. What amazes me is, after every UFC and Pride card, it turns into a "The UFC is laughing now. Pride is laughing now" whinefest. Now that's laughable
TroubleMan
2/25/07 11:31:59AM

9.5/10

The fights were all exciting. Barnett was great at commentating. The only thing off was the sound.
AchillesHeel
2/25/07 11:40:51AM
Card (matchups, quality of fighters on paper): B+
Fights (how things played out): A-
Announcing (ring announcer, et al): C
Commentary (Barnett, Maceachern, et al): B
Production (audio, camera work, graphics, etc): D
Officiating (referee decisions, judging): A-
Crowd: C+

Overall: B+; 8 out of 10
Albertan
2/25/07 11:41:31AM
Great night of fights definitly a 9 when I saw the pics of that black man I was like damn hes scary looking to make weight he must be like 5'6 to make weight I was wrong and everybody at 205 better watch out for that man.
DirtySouthBoss
2/25/07 12:25:08PM
8/10 works. Ive only been watching MMA for about a year and a half but this was the best card to date for me by far. Ive never been so excited while being proven completely wrong. It went something like this

" This guy LiL Nog is soo tough and could be the best 205 lb fighter in the world, I feel bad for this........................................WTF "
Thalzaar
2/25/07 12:34:58PM
I think this card was magnificent. I wasn't too excited about most of the fights, but after watching the event, things were very much more exciting that I anticipated. Probably one of the best events I've seen in such a long while. So many upsets and unpredictabilities. Lil' Nog getting KTFO? seriously, wtf.

Now, on the opposite side of that, being in the fantasy league had me hating the event, haha. I started out 2-0 on the first 2 fights and was thinking, hell yeah, i might just go 9-0 tonight. Then...*BAM* *BAM* 2-2 in about 15 minutes haha. Then i'd win one, then lose one. My heart was skipping up and down all night and none of the fight rounds or finishes happened that picked.
roadking95th
2/25/07 2:53:10PM
I would give the Fights, themselves, a rating of 9/10. It is going to be hard to have 9 better fights in one night.

The production, however, was horrible. You couldn't understand half the clips because of the sound quality and echo. Ring announcers were horrible! Learn to pronounce their names dude. The chick has got to go, or at least tone it down a little. I understand the effect they are going for, but it just needs turned down a notch. Commentating was good though.

My biggest beef is this, if you are Pride and are coming into the USA to try to get the support of the fans, respect our country! You DO NOT play the Brazil national anthem AFTER the US's. That is just wrong. If the match was in Brazil it would have been fine. I don't care if Wandy was the Champ. It was completely disrespectful. I don't understand how they could have F-ed that up. The last national anthem played should be that of the host country, that is how it is always done.
bayonetxwork
2/25/07 3:47:36PM
I almost pissed myself when Diaz finished a CHAMP with a gogoplata. But I'd give it a 9, they showed all the fights, most of them were good with climatic finishes. Shoguns flying punch was sickkkkk
Kazmierz21
2/25/07 4:19:13PM

Posted by bayonetxwork

I almost pissed myself when Diaz finished a CHAMP with a gogoplata. But I'd give it a 9, they showed all the fights, most of them were good with climatic finishes. Shoguns flying punch was sickkkkk



I've never seen one land like that before - that was a moneyshot - I think I give this one a 9 also - it was pretty much a great PPV that could've been a 10 but needed another big name heavyweight matchup to give it that push over the top - not quite sure what Pride was thinking - their second event in the states they should wanna blow the roof off - one of their greatest assets is their deep Heavyweight division and the only Heavy match they put on is Kharitonov
SteedTheDeed
2/25/07 4:26:37PM
what a great night. Lil nog underestimated this guy and got KTFO and im happy about that but if people say " see nog actually sucks, just like pride" then they deserve to be shot. i give it a 9 out of 10. better than any ufc in a long time, in fact that was one of the most exciting events of all time.
shackle
2/25/07 4:30:20PM
here is how I rate it down the list.

Card (matchups, quality of fighters on paper): B-

Fights (how things played out): A+ Shocking upsets made it great.

Announcing (ring announcer, et al): F MINUS! announcing that lady was just horrible.

Commentary (Barnett, Maceachern, et al): B- I agree it was pretty good.

Production (audio, camera work, graphics, etc): F+ I think all the lights, and stuff are a waste of money(Could of saved that money and spent it on advertising the event better). If i wanted to see that I'd go watch WWF. The audio wasn't the best either. Graphics and cut scenes where great though.

Officiating (referee decisions, judging): A+

Crowd: B Alot less booing :)

Overall: C+ maybe a B

I enjoyed it. The announcing lady was the most annoying thing for me pretty much.
Unkoman
2/25/07 4:42:38PM

Posted by shackle

here is how I rate it down the list.

Card (matchups, quality of fighters on paper): B-

Fights (how things played out): A+ Shocking upsets made it great.

Announcing (ring announcer, et al): F MINUS! announcing that lady was just horrible.

Commentary (Barnett, Maceachern, et al): B- I agree it was pretty good.

Production (audio, camera work, graphics, etc): F+ I think all the lights, and stuff are a waste of money(Could of saved that money and spent it on advertising the event better). If i wanted to see that I'd go watch WWF. The audio wasn't the best either. Graphics and cut scenes where great though.

Officiating (referee decisions, judging): A+

Crowd: B Alot less booing :)

Overall: C+ maybe a B

I enjoyed it. The announcing lady was the most annoying thing for me pretty much.



Almost a perfect breakdown.
Though i give Barnett an A for comentating also with Trigg coming in after his fight.
I like the production but the sound sucked, It seems to work better in a bigger stadium.
Overall a B or maybe a low A
Because it was thouroghly entertaining for every fight.
Gomi better light a fire under his ass or he's off my stalker mail list.
I have repressed everything to do with the ring announcing and have no recolection of her at all.
jocksmall
2/25/07 6:15:03PM
9 sounds good to me i have always been more entertained by the pride shows. but it may be that i have overated the talent. legit points have been made to support the argument for the ufc talent pool being comparable to pride. but i will stick to my guns that pride does a better job giving us competitive match ups. just look how hard it was to pick this event. dan henderson is the best in the world at 185. i have believed that for years.
aceprone
2/25/07 6:16:11PM

Posted by AchillesHeel

Card (matchups, quality of fighters on paper): B+
Fights (how things played out): A-
Announcing (ring announcer, et al): C
Commentary (Barnett, Maceachern, et al): B
Production (audio, camera work, graphics, etc): D
Officiating (referee decisions, judging): A-
Crowd: C+

Overall: B+; 8 out of 10



Completely agree with your ratings. But this was the best Pride card in a long time! If things went the way there were suppose too on paper, it would of been a lackluster card, but thanks to the fighters tonight they came to win and show heart. The underdogs upsetted or proved to be no stepping stones. I think so far this year, Gomi vs. Diaz is fight of the year. I know we have many months left to determine fight of the year, but it should be on the voting list.
hippysmacker
2/25/07 6:47:10PM
BY Zephead
No. This pretty much proves that anything can happen in MMA. Just ask any fighter that has lost. How many undefeated fighters are there? Ask Rich Franklin. Matt Huges. Randy Coutre. All title holders, all lost recently. Ask the heavily favored Forrest Griffin.

This is NOT about which org. is better. It's about who is a better fighter on that night. What amazes me is, after every UFC and Pride card, it turns into a "The UFC is laughing now. Pride is laughing now" whinefest. Now that's laughable

Excellent point. This is not a pride vs UFC thing.


BY AchillesHeel
Card (matchups, quality of fighters on paper): B+
Fights (how things played out): A-
Announcing (ring announcer, et al): C
Commentary (Barnett, Maceachern, et al): B
Production (audio, camera work, graphics, etc): D
Officiating (referee decisions, judging): A-
Crowd: C+

Overall: B+; 8 out of 10

I agree with your ratings except the ring makes it worse to me. Everytime a fight gets stopped because someone is tangled in the ropes I grind my teeth.
The fact that they showed all the fight's evens it out for me though, so the grades are the same IMO.
ButterBalls
2/25/07 7:01:55PM
Fantastic event IMO. Barnett's commentating was good, the fights were excellent, lots of upsets, and only 3 or 4 USA chants.
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