Great to see MMA talk picking up on this site, but a little too much UFC talk and not enough PRIDE for my liking. The aim of this thread is to right that balance …
- Tip for the OWGP?
Nog, as long as he can evade Cro Cop’s left leg in the final.
- Winner of Wandy v Chuck?
Wandy’s my fave fighter, but I’m gonna go with Chuck. Wand’s gonna have the toughest six months of his life. He just took out Fujita, next Cro Cop, and if he wins that big Nog or Barnett and then Fedor perhaps.
Honestly, I’m not confident of Wand v Chuck happening - it’s likely that one or both of them will be hurt bad before the fight even has a chance of eventuating. Babalu is no hack - he’ll take it right up to Liddell.
- Best PRIDE ever?
10 - Return of the Warriors.
- Will Fedor make it back to the level he was before the injury?
He’s unlikely to dominate like he did, but he’ll still be good enough to mix with Cro Cop, Nog, Coleman etc. He will retire as the greatest MMA fighter thus far, no matter what.
- Is Sakuraba’s contribution to MMA overrated?
Nope. The fact that Takada and DSE forced him to take fights even though badly injured for a couple of years might had dented his star a little - but he’s still the first guy to beat four Gracies at their own game.
And yeah, he got hammered by Silva but he went toe-to-toe with him, and didn’t try to shoot right from the start. That’s warrior spirit right there.