Do You Miss PRIDE FC?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by TheAmazing, Jun 11, 2022.

  1. TheAmazing

    TheAmazing ESB Heavyweight Champion Full Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I miss PRIDE because of the freakshow aspect of it. DREAM was cool, but RIZIN (While decent doesn't give me that same feel. Japanese MMA is back somewhat, but I'd love to see that big feel back.
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  2. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

    May 4, 2012
    Try one fc, its pretty cool. But **** yes I miss Pride FC

    MAD_PIGE0N Maccabee Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    I miss PRIDE FC for sure as it was fair: everyone was on steroids (no testosterone treatments and "pulsating" jerks), the rules were savage, not in favor of BJJ and for many other reasons, the fights were more exciting and close to a real free fight. No wonder Zuffa rushed to buy and defunct it when the Japanese abandoned it for some reason.
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  4. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hell yeah pride was the best in its heyday. From Gracie-Yoshida, to Shamrock-Frye pride has some of the biggest fights in MMA history!
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  5. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    Of course. Aesthetically it was probably the pinnacle of MMA, there was just something larger than life about it all.
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  6. The Phenom

    The Phenom Pretty Handsome Full Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Really enjoyed it from 2002-2007,before that it wasn’t that entertaining,because the fights were contested mostly on the ground.The 2003 and 2005 middleweight Grand Prixs were amazing.It’s a shame Wanderlei lost to arona in an upset because we could’ve gotten a dream final between Wanderlei and Shogun.

    Pride final Conflict 2003,2005,pride final conflict absolute,Pride 25,33,Bushido 9 were allextraordinary.
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Good points. The first time I saw Silva it was against a wrestler called (iirc) Malenko or something. This guy had dry humped his way to victory past a few guys and I was really hopeful when Quadros talked about 'punches in bunches'. Wandy did not disappoint :D
  8. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
  9. lamarclark09

    lamarclark09 Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2022
    I also missed Pride FC. They forever looked the true MMA fans and I am one of them. Former Pride middleweight champion Dan Henderson built a good chunk of his legacy in the Japanese promotion from 2000 to 2006.