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Was watching some old pride fight DVDs
Kind of started to realize how many are left in the Ufc

Given in 2007 when Ufc bought pride who went directly to Ufc

Gomi didn't go directly to Ufc
Lil nog went to affliction

Hendo went from Ufc to strikeforce back to Ufc
So did werdum.

Fighters who have been in the Ufc since pride transaction
I wouldn't even count Anderson Silva since his last fight
wasn't in pride.



Short list I came up with is

Shogun
Wandy Silva
Big nog


Rampage just left the Ufc. He is out

I can't think of anyone else at the moment
Alot of ex pride guys had there run and left or got released

Gotta say all there records are very sub level or more losses than wins.

Post #1   6/26/13 9:49:55PM   

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Technically Nick Diaz, Alistair Overeem, Robbie Lawler, Vitor Belfort, and Mark Hunt. Those are the names that stand out to me

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Yes and no

I'm talking pride fighters who have stayed inside the Ufc when the merger happened

Hunt came like two years later
Diaz went to elite xc and strikeforce
Overeem fought over seas. And strikeforce
Lawler the same
Belfort went to affliction

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didnt hendo go straight to the ufc? i thought he fought silva for the title before going to strikeforce? either way, the pride guys are getting fewer and fewer. but the big names that came from pride are for the most part still big names. shogun, wandy, anderson silva, hendo are all top shelf fighters.

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Hendo went straight to Ufc. But hasn't stayed the whole time in the Ufc when he went to strikeforce
He doesn't count

Gotta stay in the Ufc whole time since merger

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Heath Herring? I don't think he'll ever fight again, but to the best of my knowledge he hasn't officially retired, and he is still technically under contract.

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Health could get a pass.
True what you say. I have no clue why he still is under Ufc
Contract. Should be void after this long a lay off.
Brock broke him. He hasn't officially retired yet
But I doubt we see herring fight again

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Yes and no

I'm talking pride fighters who have stayed inside the Ufc when the merger happened

Hunt came like two years later
Diaz went to elite xc and strikeforce
Overeem fought over seas. And strikeforce
Lawler the same
Belfort went to affliction



I gotta say hunt kinda counts though because they were going to pay him out of his pride contract because they thought he was finished. But he did fight for dream so it makes sense.

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Mac Danzig fought in pride 33 ( against Sakurai I think) before going straight on to the UFC roster, albeit via the TUF series but is still fighting for them.
I am sure Sokoudjou also fought in pride before going straight into the UFC although no longer there now so does not really count I guess

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Posted by tattflash

Mac Danzig fought in pride 33 ( against Sakurai I think) before going straight on to the UFC roster, albeit via the TUF series but is still fighting for them.
I am sure Sokoudjou also fought in pride before going straight into the UFC although no longer there now so does not really count I guess



Gotta still be in the Ufc.
Could make a case for danzig. He did do a one and done in pride but he did go to tuf.
I was thinking about him but you are right.

Saying a guy has one fight in Ufc. He is a Ufc fighter ?? I would say yes even when its one fight only like say antonio McKee

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Hunt does count.
Forgot reason it took a couple years was cause
He was gonna finish out the contract
He is lucky. I thought for sure after mccorkle he was out

Post #11   6/28/13 1:31:23PM