Was The WEC UFC's Best Purchase?

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  1. Fosheez**

    Fosheez** Green Belt

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    I think it was, a lot of good talent from that org. Pride has been a huge disappointment though. I think Rampage is the only one that saw some success.
     
  2. Goh

    Goh Purple Belt

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    I think strikeforce was correct me if i'm wrong of them purchasing that.
     
  3. kwd1253

    kwd1253 Green Belt

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    Best purchase UFC made was purchasing the UFC
     
  4. Baba Ghanoush

    Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    Yes. WEC fighters are still doing phenomenally well and didn't conveniently fall out of their prime.
     
  5. jlazer

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    Fuuuck no. The lower weight classes are killing the ufc. The pride stars sold 10 times more PPVs.

    And you're an idiot if you think only rampage saw success. Even tho i think this thread is actually about pride vs ufc.
     
  6. faustian

    faustian THE LOOSE CANNON Platinum Member

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    You gotta be kidding me
     
  7. rolln808

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    The wec produced multiple champions most still current (pettis, aldo, bendo etc...) which no other purchased Org can say.. pride had shogun as mentioned earlier and rampage, and we'll I don't think stikeforce had produced any..
     
  8. ovbious

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    Worst purchase for the fans and athletes.

    Maybe we could have had another really big org with not much overlapping when compared to Pride/SF.

    And actually defended it.

    Nog was also interim champ.

    And most of today's WEC guys weren't fighting in 2002/3 ffs.
     
  9. cOugAr_LIbRe_85

    cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    That would be zuffa
     
  10. ovbious

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    Werdum is the current HW champ. At least among the fighters, not physiotherapy patients.
     
  11. Karp

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    Robbie Lawler was in Strikeforce.
     
  12. bjdiaz

    bjdiaz Purple Belt

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    Yea he left PRIDE for the WFA and when that folded the UFC bought just for rampages contract
     
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    Yea but he had already been in the UFC so who knows what about Honda?
     
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    People are also forgetting that Carlos Condit was the last WEC WW champion and interim UFC WW champion
     
  15. SoulSnatcha

    SoulSnatcha Yellow Belt

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    Hands down and it isn't even close. Y'all keep bringing up the lower weight classes but forgot about everyone else. Carlos Condit, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann, Mark Munoz, UFC poached their other weight classes a year or so before they merged the rest of their roster. That's when WEC started doing strictly 155 & under, wasn't always like that. And who can deny the greatness of Aldo and Pettis?
     
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    They should've signed linland as well he was still a top MW back then
     
  17. AresDesideratus

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    Falling out of your prime is a bad thing and in no way is it convenient.
     
  18. Lucifer Alpha

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    Also...

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    Johny the ostrich Hendricks was also from the WEC

    ^^ alpha Lucifer best me to it
     
  20. koquerelle

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    It probably was, but not for the fans. Those free cards were so much fun.
     

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