228395 Bullies, 4184 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 11 to 20 of 129
Page 2 of 13 FirstFirst 12 345612 ... LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. CaliKyle is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SoCal and loving it
    Posts
    325

    Posted On:
    8/30/2006 1:23pm


     Style: Can't afford one yet

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, Franklin is too smart to pull a Leben with Silva. Plus, Franklin is a much better striker than Leben is. Faster and more mobile. His head won't sit there like a piñata waiting for Silva to crack it.
  2. PoleFighter is offline

    Professional Swede

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    1,155

    Posted On:
    8/30/2006 5:11pm


     Style: Sandbagged BJJ white belt

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKyle
    I'm going to assume you're a knowledgeable MMA fan and not be a dick about this. But Dana and the UFC has tried to play ball with PRIDE for awhile now. Occasionally it's actually happened, although it was awhile ago. Remember what Rampage did to Chuck?
    Yes, it's true that the UFC sent someone over to Japan. According to the PRIDE bosses, they've tried to send someone over to the UFC. Why that hasn't materialized, they couldn't say. The most likely explanation is that the UFC isn't willing to pay what PRIDE fighters make. And why would they? They're not going to keep them around long enough to build them, and because they are virtual unknowns in the US, they're not going to sell PPVs.

    Also, don't you guys get the feeling that the UFC is trying to get people to think MMA = UFC? I mean, PRIDE is always just "Japan." Of course, I can't prove it; it's just the feeling I get. It also seems to make sense in the context of what I percieve to be Zuffa's business strategy, where the focus is more to build the organization brand than the actual fighter brand. I don't know very much about boxing, but it seems that the organizations matter a lot more in MMA than in boxing. I've never heard my boxing acquantances debate this boxing promotion vs that boxing promotion.
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

    "Step away," I hissed.
    -Phil Elmore
  3. PoleFighter is offline

    Professional Swede

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    1,155

    Posted On:
    8/30/2006 5:14pm


     Style: Sandbagged BJJ white belt

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Personally I think Silva is going to take out Franklin. I don't know much about Silva's ground game, but he survived (an admittedly smaller) Carlos Newton on the ground. It's going to be a war though, but my money would be on Silva.
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

    "Step away," I hissed.
    -Phil Elmore
  4. Phrost is offline
    Phrost's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 1998
    Location
    Cow Town
    Posts
    19,115

    Posted On:
    8/30/2006 5:21pm

    Business Class Supporting Memberstaff
     Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by PoleFighter

    Also, don't you guys get the feeling that the UFC is trying to get people to think MMA = UFC? I mean, PRIDE is always just "Japan." Of course, I can't prove it; it's just the feeling I get. It also seems to make sense in the context of what I percieve to be Zuffa's business strategy, where the focus is more to build the organization brand than the actual fighter brand. I don't know very much about boxing, but it seems that the organizations matter a lot more in MMA than in boxing. I've never heard my boxing acquantances debate this boxing promotion vs that boxing promotion.
    From a business perspective, that's just smart branding. But they're walking a line with that so they don't lose the "Ultimate Fighting" trademark, from what I can tell.
  5. neooftheosiris is offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3

    Posted On:
    9/01/2006 1:32pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Rich is gonna tear Silva up.
  6. War Wizard is offline
    War Wizard's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,152

    Posted On:
    9/01/2006 4:24pm


     Style: Judo - Boxing

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by PoleFighter
    Also, don't you guys get the feeling that the UFC is trying to get people to think MMA = UFC? I mean, PRIDE is always just "Japan." Of course, I can't prove it; it's just the feeling I get. It also seems to make sense in the context of what I percieve to be Zuffa's business strategy, where the focus is more to build the organization brand than the actual fighter brand. I don't know very much about boxing, but it seems that the organizations matter a lot more in MMA than in boxing. I've never heard my boxing acquantances debate this boxing promotion vs that boxing promotion.
    It's the exact same thing IBM did back when the personal computer market was getting off the ground. Like IBM, I seriously doubt the UFC will be able to sustain that kind of branding ad infinitum.
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
  7. yodaman is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    Posts
    492

    Posted On:
    9/01/2006 4:39pm


     Style: Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    On a similar note, Xerox had a similar ad campaign in the 80's so they wouldn't use the trademark to public domain. "It's not a Xeroxer, it's a copier from Xerox."
  8. new2bjj is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,935

    Posted On:
    9/01/2006 5:40pm


     Style: TKD, MT, KEMPO

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by yodaman
    On a similar note, Xerox had a similar ad campaign in the 80's so they wouldn't use the trademark to public domain. "It's not a Xeroxer, it's a copier from Xerox."
    Too bad xerox let Gates steel all that **** from them- they'd still be on top, or close to it. I can't put Leben anywhere close to the same class as Franklin- he's tough, but I think Franklin has more skills, and won't fall for the same stuff. I say, Franklin by GNP.
  9. blackbrujo is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    96

    Posted On:
    9/06/2006 9:21am


     Style: Jiu Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Rich is way too tricky. He's the kind of guy that will make Silva feel over confident then lure him into a trap. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that he just has that way about him.
  10. Fighting Cephalopod is offline
    Fighting Cephalopod's Avatar

    Submitting 1d6 Investigators per round

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    2,981

    Posted On:
    9/06/2006 11:41am

    supporting member
     Style: ZHOO ZHITSU

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
    Franklin always relies on his striking skills in fights
    Except for the five fights he's won by submission and the four or five he's won by ground and pound, of course.
Page 2 of 13 FirstFirst 12 345612 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.