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    Pride wants to destroy the UFC

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    Pride DSE president Sakakibara is gunning for the UFC in a big way according to Tokyo Sports newspaper in Japan. Sakakibara’s goal is to bring his show and fighters to America and takeover the UFC. This takeover plan involves his aim to take all the UFC belts and a supershow or an MMA superbowl of sorts.

    The first part of this takeover plan that was disclosed to Tokyo Sports is to happen in November at UFC 65 when Wanderlei Silva fights the UFC’s Chuck Liddell. And as Pres. Sakakibara puts it his fighters will “devour” all the UFC athletes.

    On July 8th Sakakibara and Wanderlei Silva attended UFC 61 and the Pride president was impressed with the MMA fervor. But, he said that he wasn’t going to stand idly by as the sport grows in America. He is going to put on a MMA superbowl next summer with plans to hold it in a football stadium. He said that whichever stadium they use it will have a capacity of over 60,000, and if they seat fans on the field it will be over 100,000. Sakakibara is confident with the MMA zeal in America that the stadium will be packed to capacity and that it will even surpass the attendance of the 2002 Dynamite show that was jointly promoted by Pride and K-1.

    Not only does Sakakibara plan on using a stadium to host his supershow but he mentioned the possibility of using a ring and a cage in the same event. Using the ring for round one, the cage for round two, and the ring for round three. Or vice versa. That way the Pride or UFC fighters can’t have an excuse about what they fought in.

    But Sakakibara realizes that “ it will be a fierce battle between the promoters.” And, he even expects that the UFC may storm the Pride show in Las Vegas on October 21st. But, his plan is to take all of the UFC belts, as Sakakibara said,” not just Silva alone, but Fedor, Yoshida, Fujita, and Gomi. I’m going to send these guys into the octagon to devour them first.” Starting this Fall, Sakakibara said Pride will start sending fighters to take the UFC titles, and then deliver the finishing blow at the MMA superbowl. Sakakibara stated, “If we take the titles, the UFC will have nowhere to run.”

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    The Ring-cage-ring thing is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. It's about time Pride came to America, I still wouldn't follow it though until we get some televised events.

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    I saw some good K-1 fights last night. These 2 heavyweights went at it. Black dude that was 235lb and this bald white dude who was 210. The black dude owned him. He kicked and punched so hard. I would like to see those guys in the UFC. Sorry I don't remember their names. It was on ESPN last night around midnight.

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    Sounds like Pride is trying to latch on to the success of the UFC...weak, and very

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    Good luck getting sanctioned by any athletic commission allowing people to stomp and knee downed fighters...Never happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    Good luck getting sanctioned by any athletic commission allowing people to stomp and knee downed fighters...Never happen.
    True. It's a publicity stunt by Pride.

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    Who the fuck is gonna sit in the upper deck of a football stadium to watch that... 100k spectators, switching from ring to octagon... this guy must be smoking some good dope!
    I hope that donkey doesn't have a heinie troll!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    Good luck getting sanctioned by any athletic commission allowing people to stomp and knee downed fighters...Never happen.

    “THE REAL DEAL” COMING TO LAS VEGAS From Dream Stage Entertainment
    August 3, 2006
    TOKYO, Japan –
    PRIDE FIGHTING is proud to announce its first ever show on American soil, “THE REAL DEAL”! The event will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st at the THOMAS & MACK CENTER in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.
    Possible participants include PRIDE Fighting Heavyweight Champion FEDOR EMELINANENKO, “THE NEW YORK BAD ASS” PHIL BARONI, KEVIN “THE MONSTER” RANDLEMAN, MIRKO “CRO COP” FILIPOVIC, MAURICIO “SHOGUN” RUA, KAZUYUKI “IRONHEAD” FUJITA, MARK “THE HAMMER” COLEMAN, and other PRIDE Fighting superstars! (Fighters and card subject to change.)
    PRIDEFC.COM mailing list members will have the exclusive privilege to purchase tickets two weeks before they are made available to the general public. Event tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis, meaning PRIDEFC.COM mailing list members will have access to the best seats before the general public. Ticket prices will range from $50, $100, $300, $500 and $700.
    Ticket sales for members will begin on August 7th, upon the emailing of an exclusive newsletter, which will contain a link to a hidden page that can only be accessed by PRIDEFC.COM members. A secret password will be issued to allow members to enter the special shopping site to purchase their tickets. Also, members must first register with the PRIDEFC.COM shopping site in order to be eligible to purchase items on the site. This chance to purchase pre-sale tickets is a limited time offer and only available for one week, from August 8th @ 10am (Pacific time) to August 14th @ midnight (Pacific time).
    Remember, seats to THE REAL DEAL will be issued on a first come first serve basis so if you’re not already a member, then sign up!
    As an added bonus, all PRIDEFC.COM members who purchase tickets through this offer will receive free an exclusive PRIDE FC WRISTBAND (previously only available in Japan).
    DATES TO REMEMBER:
    August 8: Ticket Release Date for Members (starts at 10:00 am Pacific Time)
    August 16: Media day 1 in Los Angeles
    August 17: Media day 2 in Las Vegas
    August 19: Meet and greet session with fighters in Los Angeles (Open to Public)
    August 20: Tickets go on sale to general public
    Scheduled Participants for Media and Meet and Greet Days: Fedor Emelianenko, Mauricio Shogun, Phil Baroni, Kevin Randleman, Josh Barnett and Mark Coleman

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    Quote Originally Posted by the nut
    Who the fuck is gonna sit in the upper deck of a football stadium to watch that... 100k spectators, switching from ring to octagon... this guy must be smoking some good dope!
    With an event like a superbowl between the UFC and Pride...... I wouldn't be suprised. But fuck no I would never pay to be there. PPV is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel

    They must have changed their rules for this fight, I thought that was why UFC had to revamp.
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel
    With an event like a superbowl between the UFC and Pride...... I wouldn't be suprised. But fuck no I would never pay to be there. PPV is the way to go
    Something tells me we are never gonna find out.
    I hope that donkey doesn't have a heinie troll!



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    I think its fantastic and about time. But in order for Pride fighters to take UFC belts they would have to compete in the octagon before going into a ring. And in my opinion I think that they should have to defend them in an octagon beings it is a UFC belt. If I was Dana White I would make all fighters sign contracts before fighting in the UFC stating they would have to defend their belt in the UFC under their sanctions and in no way could they defend it away from the UFC, and it that way the UFC reaps all the benfits.

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    Can't wait to see Fedor knock that mohawk of Sylvia's head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double D
    I think its fantastic and about time. But in order for Pride fighters to take UFC belts they would have to compete in the octagon before going into a ring. And in my opinion I think that they should have to defend them in an octagon beings it is a UFC belt. If I was Dana White I would make all fighters sign contracts before fighting in the UFC stating they would have to defend their belt in the UFC under their sanctions and in no way could they defend it away from the UFC, and it that way the UFC reaps all the benfits.
    Dana White is not a stupid man!
    I hope that donkey doesn't have a heinie troll!



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    Quote Originally Posted by the nut
    Dana White is not a stupid man!

    How do you know?
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    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    They must have changed their rules for this fight, I thought that was why UFC had to revamp.
    They must have. John McCain pretty much had the UFC banned until the rules were changed.

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    True Story, this is the best thread of the day.
    Quote Originally Posted by kbm8795 View Post
    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
    Total ownage.

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    Just today, or the past 2 days?
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

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