A lot has been said and revealed about PRIDE since it’s death (most of it rather eye-opening and disheartening), but it will always hold a special place in my heart, because it’s the reason why I fell in love with mixed martial arts, and indirectly a reason why this site even exists. Since UFC 1, I was an off-and-on casual UFC fan, so to speak, but it wasn’t until a few years ago when I got a hold of a bunch of PRIDE DVD’s and started to watch all the events that I truly fell for MMA. What can I say, I’m a sucker for epic, and PRIDE was exactly that.
Anyways, in honor of their anniversary, here’s one of my favorite PRIDE tribute videos.
Do I miss it? Yeah, you’re damn right I do.