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How many works will PRIDE-BUSHIDO serve up?
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There was a time that, in the eyes of most of the MMA community, PRIDE was the world champioship of MMA. The UFC had long since added weird rules and shorter rounds and the real sh*t in Brazil was great but it was so hard nobody good wants to do it anymore. Why are you going to fight 3 guys bare knuckle in 1 night for $35 and some bananas? Doesn't really make sense. Pride is in the middle; tougher than the UFC but not as bloody wild as Vale Tudo. After PRIDES latest work, Kevin Roidleman vs. Suckuraba, you have to examine every fight with a microscope in order to find out if its WWF shiit.
Roidleman would pummel Suckuraba into a peach/yellow smear. I asked if Cro Cop could stop Kevin Roidleman from raping him in prison, well I don't even have to ASK that question here because the answer just hits you in the face doesn't it?
Suckuraba's a** would look like a blowhole when Roidleman was done with him. He'd leave him wet bleeding and dirty behind the washers for the other guards to find him.
We have a new PRIDE show coming up this Sunday, which I'll be watching even though I'm bitching about PrideWorks, and if Pride doesn't have them go at it Royal Rumble style it could turn out to be a pretty good show which it certainly may. We could see Cro Cop jump spinning backkick that piece of Japanese meat they're throwing him. Or Cro Cop might have to throw this one because he did so poorly against the juice man in his last fight. I hope not.
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic ( Croatia ) vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara ( Japan )
This one isn't too hard to call folks. I dont even know who the hell Kanehara is. Cro Cop should be able to butcher him in a very fast fight.
Carlos Newton ( Canada ) vs. Daiju Takase ( Japan )
Carlos Newton is a fruitcake. He's good and he's in great shape but he's a fruitcake. I remember when Suckuraba, pre-work days, slapped a sweet submission on him. Takase is the typical Japanese PrideSuck. He always comes ready to fight but he doesn't win all that often. He beat Chris Brennan last. For whatever thats worth. I'm going to go with the fruitcake on this one.
Chalid “Die Faust” Arrab ( Germany ) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura ( Japan )
"Die Faust" huh? Well he's won 5 out of his last 7 fights, losing once to Jeremy Horn by decision. Jeremy Horn is a pretty tough baztard. I wonder if this guy is going to have the whole Nazi jig going when he walks into Pride? Didn't the Japanese love Hitler anyway? It could bring them back to the old days of cutting up Chinamen and experimenting on U.S. soldiers. He's fighting a certified PrideSuck so maybe Pride just wants lurch to show his goods. If Nakamura wins then you know the guy really sucked, thats the most I can tell you on this one. Unless this guy is the German Fedor. I dont even want to make a prediction. I'll be taking a leak during this one.
Akira Shoji ( Japan ) vs. Tamakairiki ( Japan )
Regardless of who wins this pointless ping pong game between 2 of Japans most WORTHLESS fighters I'll never believe the outcome because Pride is so dirty in fixing their fights. Maybe they want Shoji, who's not half bad, to get another shot at being sub mediocre at his weight class. I wonder if someone is going to use a steel chair? Shoji because he can actually fight.
Norihisa Yamamoto ( Japan ) vs. Choi Mu Bae ( Korea )
And finally, the event you've all been waiting for! Can anyone tell me who the fukk these 2 are? Is this a new breed of PrideSuck? A rare KOREAN species! This guy should bring a spaceball Korean mob with his and prance into the ring like Kim Jong-il. Is this guy going to slap on the TKD pads before the match? I can't wait to see this one just to see if Bae wears a TKD t-shirt or something similar. This is PRIDE's version of taking 2 untrained dogs and throwing them in a pit. I'll bet you the guy from Korea is getting paid like a 10th of what Yamamoto is! They throw in a bag of rice for Bae's family back home. I hope Bae wins because this may be the only chance in my lifetime to witness a Korean MMA fighter have a chance at beating even a suck like Yamamoto.
Jorge Patino Macaco ( Brazil ) Vs Kazuo Misaki ( Japan )
Jorge Patino is a good fighter but he was never anything special. He's been fighting a WHILE now too, in multiple opponent tournaments too. His body has to be feeling it. This may be ANOTHER work, you never know. See how positive I am? Fukk Pride and their works. Pay money to see a contest and they rig the shiit. People BET on this crap too. Seeing as Misaki is yet another PrideSuck I give Patino the better chance of winning. I hope he comes to fight because he's a really good fighter when he's on.
Team Gracie vs. Team Japan
We have the Gracies once again all in one big bunch! Its starting to get strange. They should just fight like everyone else already. How and why do they have their own bracket, does anyone know? They're all really good and their skill is on a PRIDE level but there are ALOT of really good guys on that level too. Pride is like GracieLand. They do all sorts of ridiculous things to satisfy the Gracies. This is probably payback for screwing Royce with that choke from Yochida. The Japanese are weird like that. If they do something messed up in business they'll repay you but I'd bet you that if Royce had lost to Yo-chida in the 2nd match this "Gracie Card" would never have taken place. In their eyes its like Royce showed them "See? I beat his azz he didn't choke me out like that.". Who knows.
That whole argument with Helio and Pride is crazy man. When Royce lost to Yochida Helio vowed to never again return to Japan. To me thats incredible. Here we have this guy who's so fukking OLD that he's like a character in a western only Brazillian style. AND he's like a hero in his country, a TRUE bad azz. He has this whole oldschool macho thing that not too many people today, including myself, really understand. He vows never to step foot in Japan again haha! What a crazy old baztard! This shiit is so SERIOUS to these guys though! Its like something you would read in a book.
Helio is looking OLD though man. I mean, not for nothing but the guy is like a lizard. How much older can he get before things start falling off? Gene Lebell is getting a bit outlandish in that pink gi the older he gets, and he is getting OLD people. They're going to have to use more makeup than a clown to make him presentable in future videos.
Ryan Gracie ( Brazil ) vs. Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa ( Japan )
So we have the Brazillian Phil Baroni vs the Japanese Phil Baroni. Gracie is tough but not that talented. He once killed a guy in a fight if that counts for anything. He's got a few screws loose rolling around his lunchbox. Minowa had a draw with Ricardo Liborio, who the Brazilian Top Team worships as demigod 2nd only to Rickson. Minowa isn't a PrideSuck but I pick Gracie to win.
Ralph Gracie ( Brazil ) vs. Takanori Gomi ( Japan )
This is the most anticipated fight of the night. Gomi is SICK at this weight class and Ralph Gracie is probably the toughest Gracie pound for pound that I've ever seen fight. Gomi had a bit of bad luck lately but if he trains hard for this fight its going to be great. Watch the reaction from the Japanese crowd. I think this may be the lowest weight class Prise has ever shown. Theres a reason for that guys. Winner: Gomi by decision.
Ricardo Almeida ( USA ) vs. Ryo Chonan ( Japan )
Another fight nobody cares about. Japan V.s Gracies and this is the best we get? A guy with the last name "Almeida"? Ricardo is good and everything but why couldn't they sign a Gracie? Royce is back in training. Ricardo Almeida should be able to gobble up the PrideSuck for a cheesy win for team Gracie.
My final prediction: Gracie 2, Japan 1
Not counting all the works.
Last edited by Phrost; 5/22/2004 9:05am at .