This Saturday (Feb 25th) the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to one of the richest cultures when talking about martial arts, Japan.
UFC 144: 'Edgar vs. Henderson' will be Zuffa's first ran show in 'the land of the rising sun' and UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar's first title defense against someone not named BJ Penn or Gray Maynard. The card also welcomes home fan favorite Quinton Jackson as he collides with Ryan Bader in a teeter-totter of divisional rankings as one goes up and one goes down.
Now a lot of you fans bet (legally) through online sites but let me throw a theoretical curve ball, what if this pay per view was contested under those 'legendary' PRIDE rules. You know, foot stomps, yellow cards and 10 minute first rounds, how different would your parlay look?
What if the UFC adapted the rules of PRIDE over our recognized 'Unified Rules of MMA' how different would our landscape be?.