Alright guys, it is time for reality to show its face... We discuss/argue/joke every day over and over on so many of the same topics and it is time to set things strait. We all love MMA, we wouldn't be here on OT if we didn't. We all have opinions of UFC and Pride. Here is what I have to say on all that; Pride is and has always been the worlds largest MMA attraction. OVERALL it attracts the best fighters and puts on the best show. It does these things because it has the financial capabilities and obviously believes in it's fighters. Regardless of the organization this is a tough business but it is getting easier with time and increased fan support. Both UFC and Pride being the two most argued about put together great events. Someone said, Pride is the World Cup, while UFC is the Superbowl and I kind of agree with that. That doesn't mean UFC can't get to Pride status but for now that are not there. For what the UFC is today, their cards are pretty good. Each event features different weight classes, different fighters, and different themes. I don't think there is actually BAD fighters in either of these organizations but there certainly are more well known fighters in Pride. Pride Pays their fighters better, that's why they get bigger names. let's not make me play the role of Captain Obvious here, but if you were a mainstream fighter would you want to make decent money for putting your lively hood on the line every time you get in the ring or cage? Other then money, some fight UFC because it was their dream to do so growing up watching on PPV and the money isn't the reason. Some want to be more local of a fighter with fan support of people they know and live around rather then from Japan. Either way you cut it, both events have different styles and business plans. Both put amazing athletes in the ring to prove themselves and in realty regardless of names, if you see a GREAT fight do you honestly care who beat up who or do you care that you just got done watching a KICKASS fight! I think Dana needs to lose the greedy spirits and start giving more to his fighters or they will all eventually leave him as other MMA events start to grow. I think he needs to build his own fight stadium in Vegas and keep all the concession profits, parking profits, and things like that for his fighters to give them more money. IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME! Hey is am a huge GSP fan, but to tell you the truth I am a bigger MMA fan, I never care who really wins as long as I see a good fight, and I don't care if I see it on Pride, UFC, K-1, or anywhere else. Honestly, what could UFC do differently right now to compete with Pride? There is no quick fix or strategy, it will just come with time. Like putting on a show in California at the Pond, there is a good start.