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FERTITTAS BUY PRIDE

The Japanese newspapers reported today in Tokyo, Japan that the UFC has bought Pride. The UFC/Pride rumor has been circulating for awhile, but the deal appears to be done.

Source: MMAWeekly.com

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Post #1   3/26/07 8:09:06AM   

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Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.

Post #2   3/26/07 8:35:39AM   

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Posted by 350lbsfist

Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.



i think its safe to say its a confirmation.. i dont think mmaweekly would post a story like that unless it was legit.. and i wouldnt post it unless i thought it was from a credible source

Post #3   3/26/07 8:49:39AM   

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lame!

Post #4   3/26/07 8:56:12AM   

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hopefully they dont have the same people make the fights that make them for ufc, tired of ufc protecting fighters just to build them up a little more with some wins

Post #5   3/26/07 10:36:27AM   

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UFC Vs. PRIDE supershow once a year could be superb... Fedor Vs. Sylvia..? First live execution on TV :)

Post #6   3/26/07 10:59:19AM   

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Its too early to tell if this is good or bad. We will just have to wait and see, so far it sounds like this could be an awesome thing.

I like the idea of running them as separate orgs, with a super fight once in a while. The only problem I see is that Pride, now bought by an American company, will lose steam with the Japanese audience. But who knows???

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Never thought id see this happen...

Unbelievable.. HOpefully this is for the best.

Post #8   3/26/07 11:52:17AM   

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Posted by 350lbsfist

Wow.

This must be final confirmation, yeah?

A supershow sounds great and keeping the promotions separate so as not to antagonize fans on either side as well.

30-40.000 for the live gate is something to invest in I suppose.


We will finally see from some great fights. Wand\Chuck, Fedor Cor Cop

Post #9   3/26/07 12:28:00PM   

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Had to happen sometime right?

Post #10   3/26/07 2:08:11PM   

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wow i cant believe they bought it

i think this could be a good thing happening now

Post #11   3/27/07 1:35:59AM