Well I said... alot of fighters that couldnt stay in UFC are in pride... I should have said this differently.
I in no way am saying the bulk of pride is washed up fighters. Thats ridiculous....
But what I was saying is this.
Most fighters from the UFC, only go to Pride because UFC wont pay them anymore because they werent producing. Whereas pride is loyal to their fighters, UFC is cutthroat.
Gary goodridge is a good example. He did great in the UFC but coulndt maintain, and he counldnt get another match. So he went to pride and was welcomed with open arms.
Mark coleman is another one. He was considered washed up in the UFC as he lost too many times at the end, and he went to pride and was given tons of fights.
Shamrock, Don Frye, pedro rizzo, marco ruas, bustamante, josh barnett (he fought with management), mario sperry, royce gracie (the whole gracie clan left UFC because matches had time limits, rounds and were stood up, to keep the USA fan interested), dan henderson, yuki kondo, vanderlie silva, vitor belofort, and many more all got their start in the big show, at UFC. But they couldnt dominate with the constant high competition. They didnt keep getting the fights from the UFC so they went to other organizations that were nicer.