Originally Posted by Bloodworth
How can anyone even compare the 2????
Announcers.....Pride had the best team and also let fighter guest sit in....
Rules.......No elbows cause of bs cut stoppages.....SOccers kicks and knees can replace elbows any day...Plus the yellow card system help stopped fighters trying to stall...
3hour ppv compared to 4......Pride was longer and better..
Audience,,,,Ever hear Booing?? Drunk morons??,,,,nope....I enjoyed hearing the punches and the stomps of the mat...The silence and respect of the crowd was a much better atmosphere......
They would have fun tournaments and let fighters fight from different weight classes
The UFC in the last years watered down mma and for me made me lose interest....
My thoughts exactly! The yellow card would make known strategy camps (won't mention them) actually fight to win, instead of playing chess.
As for elbows, I only like them standing, as meant in Muy Thai (just a note: Strikeforce only allowed standing elbows). On the ground you nailed what happens. (I want to see fights won by technique, not a bs elbow cut stoppage!) Plus who wants to look like Frankenstein in front of their kids for ever after?
If knee's and kicks were allowed in the UFC, fighters would improve their position so not to absorb them! I think a limit similar to what K1 has with the Muy Thai clinch knee strikes. Allow 2 or 3 consecutive knees/ kicks to the head then mandate either a hand strike or knee/ kick to body, then watch the recipient improve position or sleep.
As for these 3 points stance games being played, it ain't Football. Allow knee's or kicks, I bet he/she will move/ improve position.
Pride had great ideas. Ok, those out there will say look where it took them. But it was premier at times. The crowd respectful, and every fight/fighter appreciated!
I wish Pride matched Wand vs Reem / Rampage vs Reem would have happened. Most of all Chuck vs Wand in their prime!
Bas made it fun. He knew when to be quiet, and enjoy the fight. I mean do we really need to hear every second of what we are watching?
With all that said I wish the UFC would push to adopt Pride FC rules! They should also fly the Pride FC banner making it a company based in Europe and Asia, but not limited. Then twice a year have a Tournament of Champions. UFC vs Pride FC. Champion vs Champion.