It was over. Not with a bang but with a whimper. The best fighting organization the world had ever known was dying and there was nothing anyone could do to save it. The last installment chronicling the fall of Pride Fighting Championships takes a closer look at it's final months and it's dying breath.
Ask any logical MMA fan two years ago and they would have told you that Pride FC, not UFC, was the Super Bowl of MMA. Huge arenas, thousands of fans, amazing production values, and more top 10 fighters than you could shake a stick at. So what happened? How did this goliath of the fight world fall? Two words: organized crime.
Before SpikeTV, before The Ultimate Fighter, and even before Dana White, Pride Fighting Championships was where fights fans looked to when they wanted to see the best of the best. This, the first of a three part series, takes a look at Pride FC's final days, from leader in MMA to Zuffa acquisition.
UFC's self-described Rocky Balboa takes the spotlight in this week's BTF. I take a look at Matt Serra's unlikely road to welterweight gold and his rematch with GSP tomorrow night at UFC 83. Can lightning strike twice?
Rabid Canadian MMA fans made UFC 83 a record sell-out. But those of the Great White North aren't the only ones salivating for the main event. This week, we'll focus on George St. Pierre while we take a look at one of the biggest rematches in UFC history.
He sells hundreds of tickets and is a major star in two organizations. Heís rumored to have fights against Robbie Lawler, Tito Ortiz, and Ken Shamrock in the works. The fighters he has beaten since the turn of the century barely muster a combined .500 record. He hasnít fought a top 10 fighter in nearly a decade. Why is Frank Shamrock one of the most talked about fighters in MMA?
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