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This Day In MMA History: March 27

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March 27 is remembered, by MMA fans, as a day that will forever live in infamy. It marked the day Zuffa made a purchase that was to make UFC the MMA megapower of the world. But it ultimately marked the beginning of the journey that, a few months later, ended with the death of the PRIDE Fighting Championships.

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Post #1   3/27/09 8:20:33AM   

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March 27 is remembered, by MMA fans, as a day that will forever live in infamy. It marked the day Zuffa made a purchase that was to make UFC the MMA megapower of the world. But it ultimately marked the beginning of the journey that, a few months later, ended with the death of the PRIDE Fighting Championships.

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there is no way the $70 million was worth it, it seems like it just ruined a few years for Pride fighters making it even harder to lure them to the UFC. And I am guessing they are less able to pay fighters more because of such a huge cash outlay for next to no assets, they pretty much paid off their competition to become the lesser organizations Dream and Affliction.

Post #2   3/27/09 1:46:21PM