Is the pride era dead and gone?

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  1. kipbrenton White Belt

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    It seems to me all the pride fighters are past their prime and on there way to retirement. I think when pride was at the top of there game it was the most exciting time in mma, with all these stars past their prime I'm kinda finding the Mma world a little boring. Can anyone think of a pride fighter that still has a championship run in them?
     
  2. misfitofscience Brown Belt

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    1. Reem
    2. Pride was a long time ago, in a sport where guys age fast
    3. Reem
     
  3. TwelveTo6 Banned Banned

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    Anderson Silva

    Dan Henderson
     
  4. shunyata Red Belt

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    Anderson, Overeem, and Dan Henderson are still going strong.
     
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    They are pretty few anymore. Hendo, Reem, maybe Shogun if he can figure out how to right the ship. When Hendo loses again I won't be surprised if he calls it a career then.
     
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    Not quite, but its getting really close. Fighters mentioned above are still producing, but in 3-5 years, it will be over.
     
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    To me Silva isn't really a PRIDE guy like Wanderlei or Shogun because he was more successful in the UFC. Hendo is on the last leg of his career with the help of TRT and Overeem is on suspension for failing a drug test.
     
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    Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
     
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    Well played, I wish he didnt ditch the Hollywood name
     
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    4. Anderson Silva
    5. Hendo
    6. Reem
     
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    Not any more "dead" than the "UFC Era" of the time...

    Chuck?
    Randy?
    Tim Sylvia?
    Arlovski?
    Franklin?
     
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    There are some Pridies still fighting to be sure, but the Pride era ended about 5 years ago.
     
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    No Gomi gonna be champ lol
     
  16. misfitofscience Brown Belt

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    Right. The UFC guys from then mostly aren't around anymore either.
     
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    Rampage?
     
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    You are aware that Anderson Silva is champion are you not? Henderson will probably get another title shot before he retires.
     
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    lombard fought in pride
     
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    He wasn't too crazy about it.
     

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