Thread: Pride vs UFC vs the World!
2/12/2006 11:47am, #21Originally Posted by Snapp
2/13/2006 2:59pm, #22
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Aside from Franklin who does the UFC have at 185 who is any good? The Crow? Ace is going to bury him in the first round. 185 is a one person division in the UFC.Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?
2/14/2006 6:06am, #23Originally Posted by TylerDurden
Just because Franklin is clearly the class of the divison doesn't mean the rest of the guys aren't a ton better than what Pride has.
"Aside from Fedor who does Pride have at heavyweight who is any good? Khartinov? Fedor is going to bury him in the first round. Heavyweight is a one person division in Pride."
See how stupid that sounds?
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2/14/2006 9:22am, #24Originally Posted by TylerDurden
2/14/2006 12:43pm, #25Originally Posted by Meager
And Gomi could go against anyone at his weight right now. I'd love to see a rematch with Penn given how he's come along.
2/14/2006 1:08pm, #26Originally Posted by Meager
Overall, the Pride talent pool at the lower classes isn't as deep, but I expect that will change in the next few years."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
2/14/2006 1:11pm, #27Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
2/14/2006 2:05pm, #28Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
Henderson's enitre game at this point is throwing his overhand right and hoping for a KO. I really don't know why the hell he's regressed so much but watching Bustamante take him down and control him on the ground for most of their fight was sort of sad (Busta is awesome but Henderson is an Olympic caliber wrestler for chrissake).
Overall, the Pride talent pool at the lower classes isn't as deep, but I expect that will change in the next few years.
Originally Posted by PointShinyBurn
True, but I'd say the men at the top are a match for anyone in the UFC.
2/14/2006 2:20pm, #29Originally Posted by Meager
2/14/2006 2:39pm, #30
If Gomi could keep it standing he'd have a chance, but if Penn can take down Matt Hughes he can take down Gomi (again) and once it hits the ground Gomi is simply outclassed.
Edit: Don't get me wrong, Gomi is fucking awesome, and since Penn fights at 170 now Pride obviously has the best talent at 155. But then again UFC doesn't really have a 155 division anymore (although I suppose they're trying to change that). Kind of like how UFC has the best talent at 170 because Pride doesn't have a 170 division.
Edit2: To answer the original question, overall Pride has the best fighters easily, and if they are serious about their 185 division they will eventually attract the best in the world there. And if they wanted to start a 170 division they'd eventually end up with the best welterweights as well.
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