People always say that Pride Fighters didn't do well in the UFC, this is usually propaganda pushed by Joe Rogan. But, if you look at the facts, even though Pride died 8 years ago, a lot of fighters that fought in Pride are still relevant today. Which you cannot say the same about the UFC fighters from that period. Arlovski is probably the only exception I can think off of the top of my head. But look at the Pride fighters that came over to the UFC. Werdum - UFC HW Champ Big Nog - Interim UFC HW Champ Josh Barnett - Top Ten HW in the UFC today Overeem - Top Ten HW in the UFC today Cro Cop - Ranked 15 in the UFC rankings at HW Mark Hunt - Top Ten HW in the UFC today Shogun - UFC LHW Champ Moussasi - Top Ten LHW and MW in the UFC Anderson Silva - UFC MW Champ Rampage Jackson - UFC LHW Champ Paulo Filho - WEC MW CHAMP, was ranked number 2 at MW before his drug problems took over Vitor Belfort - fought for both the UFC LHW and MW (x2) title Dan Henderson - was gonna fight for the UFC LHW title and fought for the MW belt Hector Lombard - Top Ten WW in the UFC Gilbert Melendez - fought for the UFC LW title twice Yushin Okami - fought for the UFC MW title Wandy was KO'd in his last two fights in Pride, yet he still managed to beat Bisping, Cung Le, Brian Stann and Keith Jardine in the UFC. Which was not bad for an aging fighter with a ton of damage like Wandy. Gomi didn't do so well in the UFC, but Gomi was already written off by the time he got to the UFC and had a few bad losses following Pride. He even struggled with 16-18 Tony Hervey before coming into the UFC. Heath Herring went 2-3 in the UFC before retiring. I guess you can say he didn't do so well, even though he beat Kongo. Sergei Kharitonov never fought in the UFC but is still a semi-relevant HW that people like. Lil Nog beat Rashad Evans, Cane, Brilz and Tito in the UFC. While not great, still did, somewhat Okay. All in all, Pride fighters didn't do bad in the UFC or post Pride like it has been suggested. They did way better the their UFC counterparts from the same era in terms of longevity.