Found these Mousasi comments interesting on why financial incentives in Pride favored exciting fights while financial incentives in UFC encourages safe fights (timestamped): "With Pride, it didn't matter if you lost or won, as long as you did a good fight, you will come back and fight. But here [in the UFC] sometimes you have pressure. If you lose, you're going to lose money, you're going to get kicked out, fans they're very fast at kicking you down. Japan, as you fight, you're a good fighter, you fight, you lost, you gave it your all, they appreciate it. But here it's very fast you know."