Who are these PRIDE fighters who can be transplanted from 2004 to 2018 and still compete in todays game? I think a fair few, assuming they could get by USADA Fedor for sure, I don’t think he’d beat Cormier but I could see him smoking Stipe on the right night and obviously he’d be the favorite over every other HW except maybe a healthy Cain and Werdum from a couple years ago (when Werdum was beating the fuck out of people on the feet). Fedor vs Overeem would be an exceptional fight. Given the state of the LHW division Fedor could make some noise there too, but I think he’d get molly wopped by DC and Jon Jones CroCop at his best had very good TDD and is still one of the 5 or 6 best pure athletes to ever fight at HW. Those liver kicks, left uppercuts, and counter straight lefts would all still translate to todays game I don’t think Nog would transplant. HIs offensive boxing was very good, but defensively he relied on his chin and despite his BJJ cried I don’t think he’s taking a lot of guys down at HW. At LHW I think Rampage and Prime Shogun would still fight their way to title shots. Rampage in Pride >>>> Rampage in UFC, don’t @ me - he used his wrestling so much more before that little snake in the grass Ibarra convinced him to only punch and roll. I think Wandy’s brawling could be fun, but I think he gets hit too much. Hendo at his best would still be decisioning the best of them. And LHW is very weak. They, again, all get beat by Jones and DC What guys do you think could be plucked out of the golden age of PRIDE and still compete? How far has the game advanced for the big guys? I think the smaller guys have advanced an absurd amount, I can’t see the good LWs of the past competing with teh best of the best right now with only a couple exceptions. Same with those little guys.