Re: Rickson vs Sakuraba = Mayweather vs Pacquiao
By the time MMA rolled around in the US, Rickson pretty much only fought for money as he was getting up there (by professional standards). Rickson was 35 when the first UFC happened, so when 2000 rolled around he would have been 42. He had far more to lose than to gain other than money at that time due to his "400-0" record. Of course then there was the lose to Tripp, that didn't REALLY count because he didn't know the rules etc. etc.