Can One FC Become The New Pride?

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  1. jthatdude

    jthatdude Brown Belt

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    I have watched some One FC cards and read many articles detailing the success of One FC in Asian countries. It seems they have the financial backing to attract quality fighters or VP's (Rich Franklin) to their organization. Do you think One FC can become the New Pride?
     
  2. MrKilroyT

    MrKilroyT Brown Belt

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    Short answer: No

    Long answer: Hell no
     
  3. Steve4192

    Steve4192 Silver Belt

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    Agreed

    The whole 'next Pride' meme is laughable. There will never be another Pride. Pride was a perfect storm of circumstances that no longer exist and are not likely to ever be replicated.

    Every time someone slaps the 'next Pride' label on a new MMA promotion, they are doing it a disservice by setting unrealistic expectations. Just enjoy it for what it is, not for some fantasy of what you want it to be.
     
  4. spikemma

    spikemma Brown Belt

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    no but think a company purchases the rights to the name/etc and starts to hold ppv events like you would see an old pride event.
     
  5. Mikedh

    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    They have singed a few interesting guys and haven't really found any good fights for them.

    I think ONE's big problem right now is that the SE Asia markets they are in are just not a hotbed for MMA talent at the moment. There are only so many big name foreign free agents they can bring in as they have to outbid the western companies for them.
     
  6. Pulgasari

    Pulgasari Orange Belt

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    No i hate this stupid comparaison, one fc should be focus on the categories under 70kg and maybe become a new WEC based in Asia/south east asia
     
  7. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    dont become pride. squash matches and gang control=not a good goal to reach =D
     
  8. Steve4192

    Steve4192 Silver Belt

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    That is a far more realistic goal, but even that is a bit far-fetched.

    WEC was able to land 80% of the best fighters at FW/BW because no other broadcast outlet existed for them. That, plus Zuffa's deep pockets, allowed them to corner the market in those two divisions. OneFC can't do that because Zuffa already has the lion's share of the talent at 125 and higher.
     
  9. blitzk

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    lol no, never.
     
  10. Satsui Ryu

    Satsui Ryu Black Belt

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    Why would any company want to be the next Pride? It was nothing but a Japanese fad.
     
  11. PIT FIGHTER

    PIT FIGHTER YAMMA Pit Fighter

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    Why do so many fans want to see ONE FC become the "next PRIDE"? How about letting them breathe and become the first ONE FC?
     
  12. qw3rty

    qw3rty PM me for free filler-room uppercuts

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    Maybe the next DREAM
     
  13. Lethal_Striker

    Lethal_Striker Silver Belt

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    PRIDE was basically just a Japanese promotion that held events in primarily Saitama with occasional stops in Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama. OneFC will never get as big as PRIDE did overall but they're already holding events in far more countries and that's with them not even cracking into Japan, Korea or China yet.
     
  14. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

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    One FC will need more freakshow fights and worked fights to become the new PRIDE.

    I kid. I kid.

    Promotions need to find their own identity, not try to imitate or replace another.
     
  15. VolkHan

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    This.

    It can't be the new Pride, it's right now a great alternative to the flat taste that american MMA top promotions have: ONE FC has a different format, different rules, is more focused on light weight classes, has tournaments, has a lot of fighters with totally different styles that are not much conservative in fights.

    For what's my experience: UFC/Bellator/WSOF is a format (personally their shows looks all similar between each other), ONE FC is a totally different option as M-1 Global is another totally different product, Invicta is another prodcut due to been a all-women org ...
    personally, is really gold that ONE FC M-1 and other eurasian promotions exist as the women orgs, or I would have slowly quit "alternative MMA" (not the top 5 fighters) due to boredom
     
  16. king of theRing

    king of theRing Black Belt

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    One fc will be One fc. fuck this comparison shit
     
  17. Nuclearlandmine

    Nuclearlandmine Shreddin' Double Yellow Card

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    lol
     
  18. glennrod

    glennrod Just like mountain, ya paying your dues

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    No, I actually enjoy fights at WW and up being fought under the best possible ruleset on earth, ONE FC's ruleset. why should only the lighter guys fight under the obviously superior ruleset?
     
  19. glennrod

    glennrod Just like mountain, ya paying your dues

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    they are already the first ONE FC......
     
  20. leok

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    Its hard to be a new WEC when the talent pool of the location your org is based on is pretty much non existant.
     

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