Does anybody have any details about new UFC owners spinning off Pride?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by death_by_teeps, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. death_by_teeps Blue Belt

    death_by_teeps
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    617
    Has anybody heard whether the new owners intend to sell off Pride for cash, or do they want to keep Pride dead like Zuffa did? I don't see how it can really hurt them.
     
    #1
  2. El Chapo Benicio Del Toro Belt

    El Chapo
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,468
    Likes Received:
    8,589
    Location:
    Explaining how watches work
    Pride never died
     
    #2
    Odoylerules4lyf, GrAtI, Haj01 and 9 others like this.
  3. Davey Crockett 5 Time European Champions

    Davey Crockett
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    6,537
    Likes Received:
    16,887
    Location:
    Plateau De Naysh
    It's a hard sell now that all the stars who made it so great have retired.
     
    #3
    cigano likes this.
  4. boss429 BowtieA$$a$$in

    boss429
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    Pride has big name value so I doubt it cause it actually could end up hurting them.

    The name is the most important part. Even when Zuffa first bought the UFC thats all they were interested in buying because the letters UFC were known world wide and synonymous with the sport of MMA, brand recognition is the most important factor in a successful business, no way they give up an established and popular name.
     
    #4
    streetscience and death_by_teeps like this.
  5. death_by_teeps Blue Belt

    death_by_teeps
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    617
  6. locust rising The mirror collapses but the image does not

    locust rising
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,650
    Likes Received:
    809
    Location:
    Houston
    I'm pretty sure they are wanting to keep that pride video library.

    Is this a real rumor or is TS just making shit up?
     
    #6
  7. streetscience Orange Belt

    streetscience
    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    166
    It is the rules that made Pride, the names are a byproduct.
     
    #7
  8. TIMELESS TRUTH Every thread DIES eventually...

    TIMELESS TRUTH
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    2,775
    Location:
    Kingwood, Texas YEE HAAAW!!!
    What about when the president of Pride killed himself?
     
    #8
    HHJ likes this.
  9. RampageFaction Green Belt

    RampageFaction
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    881
    WME needs some cash flow. Resurrecting pride, in Japan, sounds like a big risk and possible money pit.
     
    #9
    death_by_teeps likes this.
  10. TheChance Black Belt

    TheChance
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,115
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    Location:
    Waukesha
    You mean sell the name and video librabry? Cuz thats all thats left of Pride that the UFC owns, hell it's basically all they got in the sale.
     
    #10
  11. tmsxl Purple Belt

    tmsxl
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    1,143
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    They got the pride fighter contracts. That was the big fish. The library was the icing on the cake.
     
    #11
    Agent Mulder's Hair and HHJ like this.
  12. Sosua Yeah nah

    Sosua
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,051
    Likes Received:
    2,375
    Location:
    Nouvelle Zealande
    Yeah, they're doing a full reboot.

    Getting all the old clan back together, juicing them up, putting them in spandex etc.

    Plenty of music and more dancing.

    It's going to be great.

    Going to be called 'Pride 2: Prouder'.

    The summer blockbuster hit you've been yearning for.
     
    #12
  13. HHJ Plutonium Belt

    HHJ
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    51,613
    Likes Received:
    25,141
    Location:
    NYC
    If they aint got the fighters Pride is just Rizin with a different name.
    Itd be like Dream but worse since the little guys make money too in UFC too.
    In other words, forced.
    "boy oh boy its like pride is back again,can you see my huge smile? ufc is dying"
     
    #13
    lsa likes this.
  14. HHJ Plutonium Belt

    HHJ
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    51,613
    Likes Received:
    25,141
    Location:
    NYC
    this.
     
    #14
  15. StraightleftKO 2 belt champion

    StraightleftKO
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,817
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Pride is still real to me dammit!
     
    #15
    death_by_teeps likes this.
  16. Agent Mulder's Hair Black Belt

    Agent Mulder's Hair
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    5,799
    Likes Received:
    8,946
    did i miss something?

    {<huh}
     
    #16
  17. Agent Mulder's Hair Black Belt

    Agent Mulder's Hair
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    5,799
    Likes Received:
    8,946

    90% of hardcore mma fans still 10 years later prefer PRIDE over ufc. You're gonna have to square with that one day.
     
    #17
  18. JT RIPPER Black Belt

    JT RIPPER
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    5,898
    Likes Received:
    1,469
    Location:
    on your airwaves
    The pride library is probably one of the main selling points for fight pass, I imagine they'd lose a lot of subscribers if that was gone...and lose out on that recurring income
     
    #18
    HHJ likes this.
  19. TheChance Black Belt

    TheChance
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,115
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    Location:
    Waukesha
    No they really didn't. They were very vocal about that at the time. Mostly the got the logo the video library and a handful of contracts, the big names they had to sign on thier own.
     
    #19
    lsa likes this.
  20. HHJ Plutonium Belt

    HHJ
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    51,613
    Likes Received:
    25,141
    Location:
    NYC
    I would be super fucking pissed if they did that. Unforgivable/
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"