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Spike TV debuts "Best of PRIDE" series Jan 15

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A new series that features some of the top matchups from the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships organization debuts Jan. 15 on Spike TV.

"Best of PRIDE," which features the video library the UFC's parent company acquired after its purchase of the organization in 2007, airs each Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT with replays throughout the week.

Maxim model Kenda Perez hosts the program.

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Oh man! I'm way excited for this. I wasn't really a fan of MMA in the PRIDE days, so there are a lot of fights that I've only seen highlights of. This will give me a chance to catch up on some history. What a perfect way to finish out my Friday's after a couple hours on the mat!

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I can not wait for this, even though i have seen so much PRIDE, I still am so glad the casual fan will get to see what it's greatness was like.

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its just gonna remind me of the hayday of my mma watching. back when i hated the ufc. hahaa. well it should be a good show althought i could potentially cry toward the end

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YES!! Pride was my favorite organization and had some of the greatest fights in the history of MMA. I'M STOKED!!

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This will be great for fans that haven't got to watch much of PRIDE or who don't own many PRIDE dvds.

But I greatly hope they don't rehash the terribly edited PRIDE fights that were shown on FSN. I hope the versions they show are straight from the DVD's.
Some of the FSN stuff was just not acceptable.

And I wonder if any of Fedors fights will be shown?
Highly doubtful I would assume but it would be a shame if his bouts with Big Nog or his fight with Randleman never got aired.

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*starts the YES! cartwheel*



YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

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Sweet and endless supply of Wandy and Cro Cop Highlights!!!!!!!!!!

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Anyone know if SPIKE is going to edit out the most violent parts of the fights like FSN always did ? Let's hope not.

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What do you want to bet there won't be a single Fedor fight in the "best of".

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Posted by bojangalz

What do you want to bet there won't be a single Fedor fight in the "best of".



Most likely their won't be.

Of course their are tons of great PRIDE fights outside of ever having to show a Fedor bout,but it would still be ignoring one of the biggest parts of PRIDE history.

Anyhow,here's hoping they do a special with nothing but Saku!

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This show should have come out two years ago to help hype the merging talent seems a little too late now but I dont care I love watching classic fights...

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it will be nice for me, i own pride dvd's but nearly alot like i do with ufc
would love to see some old pride fights

Post #13   1/2/10 10:27:01AM