Originally Posted by nsk1
Yeah, I miss Pride, too much fighters turning into businessman these days in UFC, but that's where the future is. Bruce Buffer when is on fire is great, but that crazy lady in Pride and those epic entrances were killer every event!
About Pride, if the fighters are getting pay in cash (suitcase) then you know someting is iffy.
Oh there was a lot iffy stuff when it came to Pride, but some of it is actually kind of close to what Dana does.
Speaking of which, what a good card in china!
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Zhang vs Tuck was a great fight imo. I agree with the decision that Tuck won it. He was a bit more aggressive and seemed to a half step ahead of Zhang at most times, even though Zhang really brought it to him and made it an exciting fight instead of cave in. All in all, I liked this fight.
Hougland vs Mizugaki, another one of those good fights on that card. Seemed more or less like a race whether or not Hougland would tap Mizugaki out or not. He didn't.
Thiago vs Kim, wow, what a domination. Damn. It looked like Thiago shouldn't even have been in there with Kim, and while that's completely wrong (Thiago is every bit of an elite fighter as anyone else in the UFC) it says lots and lots about how prepared and talented Kim really was there.
Silva vs Nedkov, blah, kinda boring fight tbh. Silva har pretty much only one thing going for him, and that is his mean mugging. Nedkov I hoped would've faired better, but it seems like he's not utilizing his wrestling enough. He should've GnP:ed Silva - not brawled.
Gomi vs Danzig was a great surprise. While Gomi didn't look like he used to in Pride, he did in fact look good this time. Great fight.
Cung vs Franklin, oh man, what a punch.