Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Mixed Martial Arts Discussion
Reply
Thread Navigation

#1
Old 09-03-2012, 04:02 AM
Anthony342
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,693
Rep Power: 10 Anthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 120,115,114,936.02
Bank: 4,348,172.09
Total Points: 120,119,463,108.11
Good Poster with an open mind. - Barnburner Merry Christmas Anthony! keep on postin - The Surgeon For always keeping your cool and objectivity - BKM-2010 
Default Why did Pride go under?

What mainly caused Pride to go out of business? Was it declining ticket sales, loss of a TV contract or the alleged Yakuza ties? Just trying to find out more about why they went under, as I didn't get to watch them much live, but have been more lately, since getting to see more of their shows on DVD.
Reply With Quote
Anthony342 is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
#2
Old 09-03-2012, 04:35 AM
jaded
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,244
Rep Power: 18 jaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond reputejaded has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 14,475,678.82
Bank: 93,560,031,088,655.12
Total Points: 93,560,045,564,333.94
Thanks for the warning - MeiXiang loving the sig - Alx. gift - Daniel Alpha Happy new year bro! - led* 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - codey Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Daniel Alpha 
Default

They didn't go under...the got bought up by Zuffa (UFC) who shut it down and took over their roster of fighters.

Last edited by jaded; 09-03-2012 at 04:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
jaded is offline
#3
Old 09-03-2012, 10:24 AM
Big BRICKS
your girl let me smash
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,345
Rep Power: 69 Big BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond reputeBig BRICKS has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 4,567,295,118.01
Bank: 1,254,829,298,726.30
Total Points: 1,259,396,593,844.31
from the alpha male of street fighter, TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE! - Ether Stop getting banned mister! :spankme: - *La Patrona* Happy Easter :kiss: - Bossy parallelogram son - KING MEAT 
Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Ether 
Default

Cause dem boys ain't run **** good
Reply With Quote
Big BRICKS is offline
#4
Old 09-03-2012, 11:07 AM
Anthony342
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,693
Rep Power: 10 Anthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 120,115,114,936.02
Bank: 4,348,172.09
Total Points: 120,119,463,108.11
Good Poster with an open mind. - Barnburner Merry Christmas Anthony! keep on postin - The Surgeon For always keeping your cool and objectivity - BKM-2010 
Default

So why did they have to sell the company to the UFC owners?
Reply With Quote
Anthony342 is offline
#5
Old 09-03-2012, 11:31 AM
WARQUEZ
World Class™
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,231
Rep Power: 25 WARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond reputeWARQUEZ has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 10,097,029,646,203.69
Bank: 15,892,501,054,478.08
Total Points: 25,989,530,700,681.77
Thirsty? - ??? Top man! - komodo thanks - Starof David No Message - Starof David gift - MANGLER 
Cheers - Even Money No Message - MANIAC310 No Message - dan_cov thanks for donating to the Superbowl Jackpot points will be returned if nobody wins :beerchug: - jose830 good poster - thuggery 
Those points really got me into the site and forums. Thanks again. - Augustane Nice avi :fing02: - jose830 Good man - jazluvr Merry Christmas! =] - Tyler_Durden NINER NATION :beerchug: - -jose- 
For a stand up guy =] - Tyler_Durden World Class Poster - jazluvr 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - komodo Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - MANGLER Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - jazluvr Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - jazluvr 
Default

It was all 3. Pride lost their TV deal because of speculations of them being associated with the Yakuza. They also had declining ticket sales compared to the year prior when it was really hot.

The guys knew that no tv deal = no success thankfully so they just sold it to Zuffa which then decided to make it dead after they said they wouldn't, as usual.

Last edited by WARQUEZ; 09-03-2012 at 11:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
WARQUEZ is offline
#6
Old 09-03-2012, 12:02 PM
hayZ
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 2,073
Rep Power: 14 hayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond reputehayZ has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 2,000,035,529,826.83
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 2,000,035,529,826.83
links - Sir TomJones for posting the truth about Zionism - Freedom. 
Default

Mainly due to the TV deal, in its Prime 2002-2005 it was HUGE I mean it could fill out stadiums and it did. Yakuza led to its demise. UFC was playing second fiddle to Pride until 2007.
Reply With Quote
hayZ is offline
#7
Old 09-03-2012, 02:17 PM
F l i c k e r
Gunslinger
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cali -> Colorado
Posts: 17,366
Rep Power: 45 F l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond reputeF l i c k e r has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 111,638.22
Bank: 26,723,386,440,311.27
Total Points: 26,723,386,551,949.49
Have one on me brotha. - Move BRICKS Cool cat, good poster - mangler cocktail hour - MANGLER Viva Antonio Margarito!!! - Jack Ruby more drank - MANGLER 
BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Benny rocks! - Bloody$Nate$ good to have people like you on this forum - BoZz Merry Christmas - Flab Merry Christmas :] - dj emzz Happy holidays bro! - led 
Happy Easter :D  :kiss: - Bossy i like your avatar - zab191 Cheers, to huge titties. - Very Rich Man Happy 15k posts darling! :kiss: - Bossy Happy birthday babe! I hope you have a wonderful day. love and kisses :kiss: - Bossy 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - MANGLER Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - MANGLER 
Default

yakuza connections became public.

in japan yakuza is a no-no. so they dumped the stock immediately and zuffa bought it up.

thus pride died.
Reply With Quote
F l i c k e r is offline
#8
Old 09-03-2012, 02:20 PM
Jack3d
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: My CPU is neural net processor; a learning computer
Posts: 2,355
Rep Power: 0 Jack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these partsJack3d is infamous around these parts
Points: 253,228,093.06
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 253,228,093.06
Default

A combination of Corruption, Money (or lack thereof) and Yakuza influences.
Reply With Quote
Jack3d is offline
#9
Old 09-05-2012, 01:14 AM
Japanese Boxing
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,215
Rep Power: 5 Japanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond reputeJapanese Boxing has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 945,029,458.43
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 945,029,458.43
deliciousness - tongue me Thanks!!! - DempseyRollin well deserved - HaglerSteelChin 
Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - tongue me 
Default

Just like everything else in Japan. MMA was a fad and it died out with Kickboxing.
Reply With Quote
Japanese Boxing is offline
#10
Old 09-05-2012, 01:29 AM
CHOWWOKKA
lats of peace
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,443
Rep Power: 27 CHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond reputeCHOWWOKKA has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 615,651,238,958.16
Bank: 5,366,631,640,341.01
Total Points: 5,982,282,879,299.17
owning pactards left and right with ease - I'm so sorry Happy Easter, anyway! :) :kiss: - Bossy have an apple - bigsmoothh Happy holidays bro! - led* 
Default

Pride was a very dirt organization according to Chael Sonnen
Reply With Quote
CHOWWOKKA is offline
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
pride, under?

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.