Pride fans retrospectively map on “primes” to a career in an attempt to void any bad performances. We get it, fighters age. But the way you dismiss every poor performance as an “out of prime” excuse is sad. Really. Go back and read the threads before ANY of those big fights. You didn’t have people talking about a slowing, aging fighter. Everyone thought Nog and CC we’re going to run through the UFC division. EVERYONE thought Fedor was going to steamroll in SF. It’s only after that the excuses are made.