You're also forgetting Quinton Jackson.... But either way Pride was way more entertaining then UFC. Plus everyone forgets that UFC fighters have the advantage against the Pride fighters at first 'cause of the rule changes and whatnot. Give them a few matches before you call them a bust
BTW according to reports Shogun suffered a torn acl in training for the Forrest fight. Not sure how much that ultimately affected his performance but you have to believe that it did in some way 'cause he wasn't throwing his kicks or knees as often as he usually does in his fight.
How you even see Fedor fight? He would destroy Couture, who as good as he is, is essentially a 1 dimensional fighter with a heart of champion. Fedor's striking and submission is far better and I would say that his ground game is probably just as good. Really who has Couture really beat at Heavyweight that was more mentioning?
I'll have to agree. You can't just write off the "Pride" fighters just because they are having a bad showing. Anything can happen in MMA ala Serra/GSP, Cro Cop/Gonzaga, etc. Plus it doesn't help when they have to get accustom to the ruling and style of the UFC. I mean, don't be surprise if Wandy doesn't look as dominate as he is in Pride when he fights Chuck. The guy isn't allowed to bash the opponents head out with his knees and foot on the ground which Wandy is known for doing.
Hush pretty much hit the spot on Fedor/Couture. Fedor's subs and striking are far better. The guy is just that good. Fedor subbed Linland like nothing *I saw the fight over and over, he didn't grab the ropes as the ref made it out to be. Heck, his palms were faced up when the ref knocked his hand off*
As for Shogun, despite the loss to Griffin, I feel that he'll eventually end up with the belt. Hopefully we'll get to see a Shogun/Rampage bout.
I would quite like to see Lawler - Silva, I fully expect Silva to win, but at least Lawler would be willing to stand and trade.
A Lawler/Silva wouldn't be bad at all. Lawler's last few wins has been really impressive. Guys like Trigg and Ninja aren't pushovers. The list is endless regarding a fight with Silva. Kang, Filho, Linland *even though he's not fond of Zuffa*, Lawler, etc that the UFC should contact.