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I think Dana pretty much has the mindset that the best fighters will just gravitate to the UFC. Yes, Kang would have been nice, but it wont destory the UFC and he is worried about Fedor (the only guy he really went after instead of waiting for him to come knocking)

And yes, while K-1 does have some great fighters and a real good looking card...I think it is VERY safe to say that as an overall orginization, UFC is far superior to anyones roster.

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But you have to think, there are alot of great fighters out there that K-1 can sign. They can still pick up barnett, fedor, arona, aleks, nastula, randleman, coleman, yoshida, yvel, soko, man I could keep going. They could end up dominating PPV in Japan and they can dominate the european market because of their huge kickboxing promotion with tons of european stars. Then they can break into the US market taking losses here and there since they're a gigantic promotion.

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the more the marrier

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He will strengthen the UFC's MW division, but i dont see him doing a repeat of any flying heel hook if he faces Silva again.

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i'm pretty excited about this one.... i can just hope dana continues to bring in some over seas guys for the lower weights.

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I agree with you cmill, they probably can have a promotion that is respectable and maybe even near a level Pride was. I am just saying I dont think Dana is worried about the occassional Free Agent slipping through his hands because if Pride didnt put them out of business, either will K-1 Heroes, so he is probably just gonna take it slow and easy and continue brining in people as he sees fit

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LOL...forget Denis Kang, he wasn't a "big star" as Dana said, let's get Ryo Chonan. They should've brought in Kazuo Misaki over Chonan, this makes NO sense.


It's because he beat Silva. They are going to sell this fight as revenge for Silva, just like the Liddel Rampag 2 fight.

I agree they could have had more talented fighters, but they are thinking about dollar signs.



He beat silva with a flying knee bar to heel hook. That was an amazing fight and it's good to see a pride fighter come in who has nothing to prove to anyone who knows who he is, but will need to convince the ufc specific fans.

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Posted by roman


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LOL...forget Denis Kang, he wasn't a "big star" as Dana said, let's get Ryo Chonan. They should've brought in Kazuo Misaki over Chonan, this makes NO sense.


It's because he beat Silva. They are going to sell this fight as revenge for Silva, just like the Liddel Rampag 2 fight.

I agree they could have had more talented fighters, but they are thinking about dollar signs.



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x2. I just think the UFC's going to turn into the WWE if they keep worrying about money. That's what worries me, the pre determind winners so the fans will be happy.

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Posted by bezun


Posted by roman


Posted by guccimane

LOL...forget Denis Kang, he wasn't a "big star" as Dana said, let's get Ryo Chonan. They should've brought in Kazuo Misaki over Chonan, this makes NO sense.


It's because he beat Silva. They are going to sell this fight as revenge for Silva, just like the Liddel Rampag 2 fight.

I agree they could have had more talented fighters, but they are thinking about dollar signs.



He beat silva with a flying knee bar to heel hook. That was an amazing fight and it's good to see a pride fighter come in who has nothing to prove to anyone who knows who he is, but will need to convince the ufc specific fans.



Flying scissor* transition into a heel hook.

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my bad. It was amazing though.

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yeah that submission over anderson silva was probably one of the coolest looking submissions around.

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Im always happy to see new faces

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yeah it was probably one of the best submissions I've ever seen.... Like Bas said when it happened, "You can only see this kind of thing in demonstrations and this guy just did it for real!"

As for the people saying "he won't be pulling some ridiculous submission this time" let's not forget that Chonan already had the fight in the bag at that point. That submission was really just a thick layer of icing on the cake. I think Chonan will still put up a great fight, but I think Anderson has improved too much since their last encounter.

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