from entertainent value - yes
from serious mma appreciation - i'd say no
That could be the answer right Sharky there are too many fighters playing the points game instead of going for the finish that's why more of the fights are boring me, I have been a fan since the beginning for over 20 years and for the first time I've started skipping fights or is it because we get to see it every week nearly now??
Am I have having a mid life crisis or does any one else feel the same? Or am I just being a moaning twat?
At it's peak, absolutely. 99 through 2004 ish, Pride for sure was the big show.
Pride 10 and 13 were real eye openers for me.
Short answer - Yes.
Long answer - Hell yes.
Absolutely. The opening ceremony (I think you can justify calling it a ceremony) is spine chilling. I bloody love Pride FC. I hate what is happening to the UFC.
there are too many UFC cards now which is a really strange thing, also too many fighters.
When i first got into MMA i knew nearly every fighter on a UFC card and looked forward to events for weeks/ months.
Now i dont know half the card, i forget there are events coming up and fast forward for most of the cards.
Lets do it... Pride rules in the UK!
I'd like to see the UFC using the yellow card rule for stalling