UFC vs Pride

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POLL: Pledge your allegiance: UFC or Pride?
UFC 41% (9)
Pride 59% (13)
punisherind
1/24/07 8:04:55PM
which organization has the more entertaining fight cards?

i have to admit that im a pride guy. i think the rules make for much more entertaining fights. the 10 minute first round; stomping/kicking/kneeing guys on the ground; no elbows to the head to avoid those meaningless cuts. on top of that, i also think pride is deeper as far as talent, which allows them to have better, more even matchups.

thoughts?
Avenger
1/24/07 8:47:42PM
Both have their ups and downs!!! I just like MMA.
cam8528
1/24/07 9:03:19PM
I'm a huge UFC fan, but I would say it's a tough pick. Each event always has it's worth-seeing fight.
nate22
1/24/07 10:12:30PM
A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.
hippysmacker
1/24/07 10:27:11PM

Posted by nate22

A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.



Totally agree, Nuff said.
punisherind
1/24/07 10:54:03PM

Posted by nate22

A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.



are you kidding? a true mma fan doesnt have an opinion? and who said anything about doubting either organization? all i said was pride is more entertaining and stated my reasons.

p.s.: arent you the one who said the average mma fan doesnt know who wanderlei silva was?


nate22
1/24/07 11:21:26PM

Posted by punisherind


Posted by nate22

A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.



are you kidding? a true mma fan doesnt have an opinion? and who said anything about doubting either organization? all i said was pride is more entertaining and stated my reasons.

p.s.: arent you the one who said the average mma fan doesnt know who wanderlei silva was?





Ok, so what are you trying to argue with me about? The Silva FACT? Why did 90% of the audience have no idea who he was ? Just because you do, do not make assumptions for the rest of the viewing audience.

Second, I agree with Prid, I like Pride more, but I love
UFC and do not want to bias my opinion to a great extent as I appreciate both organisations greatly.

The crowd at UFC where Silva came out. PROVES that the average UFC FAN has no idea whatsoever who Silva is.
punisherind
1/24/07 11:35:27PM
and your implying that im not a true mma fan b/c of this post?

anyway, im going to drop it. not going to get into a dumb argument with you.
nate22
1/24/07 11:50:34PM

Posted by punisherind

and your implying that im not a true mma fan b/c of this post?

anyway, im going to drop it. not going to get into a dumb argument with you.



Punisher, you best fuking argue with me.

I'm not implying f'all, hopefully, i'm evoking an opinion from all you guys.

Seriously, this is an MMA board. CHAT SHIT ALL YOU LIKE BUT BRING IT BACK HERE XXXXXXXXXX

Love Nate (MMA fan, genuine)
loller90278
1/25/07 12:33:03AM
im choosing to disagree with nate 100% on every post he makes. the fact that you are a "true mma fan" means nothing. we all like to watch fights here, considering we're on MMA playground, not UFC or PRIDE playground. we are all fans of a good fight. the question was WHO PUTS ON better fights, ufc or pride. surely you have an opinion! mine is that pride has better quality fighters and puts on a better show. ufc, well, ufc has drama.
amik
1/26/07 11:16:29AM
Ufc it´s more dynamic and pride more Technical.

So simple
BloodandTears
1/26/07 12:59:36PM

Posted by punisherind


Posted by nate22

A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.



are you kidding? a true mma fan doesnt have an opinion? and who said anything about doubting either organization? all i said was pride is more entertaining and stated my reasons.

p.s.: arent you the one who said the average mma fan doesnt know who wanderlei silva was?





I agree pride is more entertaining, but i do like the octagon better than the ring for mma:)
tffdwg38
1/27/07 11:36:58PM
ufc needs stomping/kicking/kneeing guys on the ground in the head and a lot more poeple would watch ufc
mrsumo
1/28/07 1:02:36AM
I'm going to go with the UFC on this one. Pride is a great organization and I love to watch it, but I like watching other MMA events that aren't covered here as well. I perfer to watch the UFC over pride because of the production value and the eagerness of the younger fighters. That and being able to watch UFC shows one Spike is pretty cool too.
Infused
1/28/07 1:50:42PM
Why even make topics like these? Both organizations have their ups and down, and besides MMA is MMA. I'm glad that this sport even exsists, never mind having multiple orginazations who put on good cards.
Unkoman
1/28/07 6:39:34PM
Pride rules make for a more exciting fight. ( Yellow cards and Stomps and soccer Kicks) really punishes the lay and prayers and the one dimesional bjj guys. But to many gimicky fights with overage has beens and the non-title fights are bullshit.

UFC usually has great fights on the pay per views but to much fights devoted to tuf failures.

I would say its a draw.
kaduey
1/29/07 7:39:08PM

Posted by nate22


Posted by punisherind


Posted by nate22

A true MMA fan has no argument to this. A true MMA fan loves and appreciates both organisations and would never doubt either. I thank both for providing us with the fights that they do.



are you kidding? a true mma fan doesnt have an opinion? and who said anything about doubting either organization? all i said was pride is more entertaining and stated my reasons.

p.s.: arent you the one who said the average mma fan doesnt know who wanderlei silva was?





Ok, so what are you trying to argue with me about? The Silva FACT? Why did 90% of the audience have no idea who he was ? Just because you do, do not make assumptions for the rest of the viewing audience.

Second, I agree with Prid, I like Pride more, but I love
UFC and do not want to bias my opinion to a great extent as I appreciate both organisations greatly.

The crowd at UFC where Silva came out. PROVES that the average UFC FAN has no idea whatsoever who Silva is.



90% of the audience didn't know Wandy because they are not mma fans they're UFC fans. There is a difference.
JunCTion
1/30/07 4:14:53PM
good ? punisherind. i broke the 9/9 tie & i'll try to help with the arguement. the ? was simple & asked 1or the other. not i don't know. not maybe. not both.

punisherind- i started out liking the ufc but when i saw pride i was hooked because of the things you stated. rules are good, especially the stand up restart & yellow cards when fighters are avoiding the fight by holding or constant circling. 10 min round is great to test endurance. don't mind elbows, that's their problem if they can't defend.

nate22. an simple answer would have been fine. not one that makes you out to be a better fan than we all are. no arguement (it was just a question). love both (he didn't ask which one we hated the most). white & sakakibara are true fans so should they not compete to make their brand better than the other. i'm a true pie fan but i like blueberry better than cherry. i'm a true car fan but i like dodge better than ford. i'm a true girl fan but i like pretty better than ugly. it's an opinion.
mmafan genuine, whatever. does this mean we need to agree with you or else and are you going to pissy anytime you don't get your way.

a lot of good replies

BloodandTears- the octogon is better to watch but i wish it was 6 - 8 feet higher for better fan viewing and camera angles.

loller90278- excellent opening statement

amik- I totally agree

kaduey- best answer yet

Infused- wrong answer but much more mature than nate22

tffdwg38- i personally like a good elbow. i like the stomp. knees and kicks to the head when their down awsome. the only problem i have is kicks to the face when on all fours. that's the only time that a fighter has 0 chance to defend.

in my opinion it's pride. they recruit more international fighters and will try to get the best of the best. the ufc would be happier with a really good english speaking fighter than a great non english speaking fighter. (they don't know how to promote a. silva to the americans) oh, and by the way, the w. silva fact proves nothing. it's not the ufc fans. it's american ufc fans and americans in any sport tipically only recognize american athletes. i like the pride judging system better (being able to finish a fight strong even though the first round might have been bad. pride- more fighting. ufc- more drama. pride- lots of exciting matchups. ufc a lot matchups with average opponents used to move some fighters up the ladder. no matter i'll still watch both and like both. an now that the the ufc and pride money is more even there will be more trades to make both more exciting.

sorry guys for the long winded reply it won't happen again.
nate22
1/30/07 4:29:14PM

Posted by JunCTion



nate22. an simple answer would have been fine. not one that makes you out to be a better fan than we all are. no arguement (it was just a question). love both (he didn't ask which one we hated the most). white & sakakibara are true fans so should they not compete to make their brand better than the other. i'm a true pie fan but i like blueberry better than cherry. i'm a true car fan but i like dodge better than ford. i'm a true girl fan but i like pretty better than ugly. it's an opinion.
mmafan genuine, whatever. does this mean we need to agree with you or else and are you going to pissy anytime you don't get your way.

:



Nope but maybe when i'm that wasted as I was that night

I've sent out my apologies for being a complete tool.
punisherind
1/30/07 5:19:39PM

Posted by JunCTion

sorry guys for the long winded reply it won't happen again.



hey junction, thanks for your input. dont apologize for the long post, it was well stated and much appreciated. and i have to say, im a bit surprised that pride is winning the poll right now (by a nose). i had the impression that this was a UFC dominated board.
thelastking
1/30/07 6:38:06PM
I enjoy both but since i enjoy the rules in PrideFC more i guess i consider it more entertaining that the UFC.
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