UFC vs Pride - which org is/was shadier?

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  1. Drain Bamage

    Drain Bamage Black Belt

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    Reasons why UFC is considered shady:
    - Dana doesn't pay fighters enough


    Reasons why Pride is considered shady:
    - Fixed fights
    - No drug testing, roiding encouraged
    - Freak show fights
    - Yakuza ties
     
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  2. Vegeta

    Vegeta I’ll never give in to you circus freaks!

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    "No drug testing, roiding encouraged"
    Thats only fair.
    Now you got Costa, Romero vs clean fighters, thats not fair.
     
  3. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda Platinum Member

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    PRIDE.
     
  4. Vegeta

    Vegeta I’ll never give in to you circus freaks!

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    UFC is shadier.
    Pride >>>>>> UFC
     
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  5. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    LMAO at your bias agenda.

    UFC:
    Has had fixed fights. Fact.
    USADA drug testing is shadier than no drug testing. No drug testing is fair.
    USADA give Jones a hall pass for life. Yet ban guys like Machida for years for a first offence on lesser substances.
    UFC have freakshow fights too. CM Punk fought twice.
    And pretty sure the Fertitas had mafia ties too. So all your points are countered lol.
     
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    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    If you’re going to point out Yakuza ties, you might want to look a little bit more into the family history of the former owners of the UFC.

    Roiding...like everyone in the UFC is clean...ok.
    Problem is, some are following the rules and are clean and others are roiding. Not a fair playing field.

    You’d be naive to think that certain UFC fights haven’t had shady outcomes.

    Freakshow fights...like what? Randy vs James? CM punk?
    A freakshow fight done well can be awesome, neither of those were done well.
     
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    L.T. Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Answer is so obvious. Let's just say it's not Pride.

    Amazing, how deafening silence can be.

    UFC is a rock better left unturned. They are much better and more secretive about their business.

    UFC is Lake Placid.

    The Fertittas are Mafia.
     
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    Both. Next.
     
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    WHITE ANDERSON Black Belt

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    eh, paying fighters less than YOU think they are worth does not make a promotion shady
    it's good business, bro

    however, the reebok business is shady as fuck
     
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    San Griente Blue Belt

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    Kinda surprised you said this, but hat’s off to you.
     
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    86_religion Purple Belt

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    I'm going to pretend I read it as "UFC vs Pride -- which org is/was more entertaining?"
    Pride... easily and decisively.
     
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    BEATDOWNS Gold Belt

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    lol at listing one thing for UFC and four for Pride.

    the deck is stacked. imo
     
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  13. Drain Bamage

    Drain Bamage Black Belt

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    Its just what I could come up with off the top of my head

    Ill add to my list, more reasons UFC is shady, if people can come up with proof

    Like the Mark Coleman proof that Pride really did have fixed fights, whereas for UFC it's just speculation there's never been proof like there was with Pride and the Mark Coleman fixed fight
     
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    MaulingMyClown Purple Belt

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    Only thing shady on your list is fixed fights...even with fixed fights all the rest you listed outweighed them. Pride > UFC
     
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    UFC tries to portray itself as a sport more so that might make them a little shadier. PRIDE was more unashamedly a spectacle.
     
  16. jhonathan90

    jhonathan90 I no show mercy Double Yellow Card

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    Costa is all natty bro
     
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    jhonathan90 I no show mercy Double Yellow Card

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    to better decide we need to know if Pride took 80% of the revenue like the UFC do.
     
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    PRIDE > UFC = WWF
     
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  19. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Red Belt

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    TS is a troll. Move along.
     
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  20. vgff

    vgff Purple Belt

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    Pride being financed by the Yakuza, and fixed fights, trumps every other argument
     
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