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10 Unbelievable Facts About Pride
08-07-2018, 12:01 PM
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10 Unbelievable Facts About Pride
Nothing that we hardcore fans don't know, but it's a nice, nostalgic review.



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08-07-2018, 02:51 PM
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"When I came back from Japan, there were a lot of reporters at the airport, and they weren’t really worried about me, they just wanted to know how much PRIDE paid me,” Oliveira recalls. "They thought PRIDE paid me a fortune. Everybody asked how much I made.”

In times where seven-figure pays in MMA were rare, everyone thought Oliveira had at least a million-dollar check in his pocket.

"Everybody thought they paid me one or two million dollars,” he says. "They screwed me up with that, too. They only gave me $70,000, and that's it. I was pretty much robbed.”

Oliveira used part of the money to buy a house, and invested the rest in a gym and other businesses, but his ventures collapsed soon after.

“$70,000 were good money back then,” Oliveira says, “but that's way less than what I could've made. Many people said that if I had sued PRIDE I’d be rich and wouldn’t need to fight anymore, but I didn’t want to do that because I respected them.

"Thinking about the money, yes, I regret (not suing them), but I love the promotion and I love Japan. I love fighting there. They treat you as an idol, something that doesn't happen in Brazil. But I do regret (not suing them) for the money because my life would be way better than it is today."

The freak accident didn’t stop him from fighting, though, but walking to a ring wasn’t as easy as it once was.



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wow. Someone needs to do a mini doc on this incident.

Can't believe he didn't sue and accepted only 70K

CHEAP ASS PRIDE
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08-07-2018, 07:15 PM
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very nasty burns @ 1:44. first time I see those photos.
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08-08-2018, 06:08 AM
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pride was so beloved that someone who got disfigured due to their ineptitude didn't sue

that is pretty amazing if you think about it
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08-08-2018, 06:14 AM
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i guess the damage wasn't that bad as he looks fine by Pride 12



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08-08-2018, 06:32 AM
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Johil was fighting again 6 months later.

70k wasn't that bad if there are no long term consequences. He signed a contract where he would likely sustain head trauma and maybe broken limbs for less than that. Also PRIDE gave him a multiple fight contract which was unusual at the time for lighter weight fighters.
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08-08-2018, 06:39 AM
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he ended up not winning a single fight in Pride..
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08-08-2018, 06:39 AM
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there were some things I didn't know.. like about the PRIDE TV SHOW that featured underground fights?

never heard of that
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08-08-2018, 10:34 AM
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I wonder where he got that info. In all my years of tape trading and downloading from mma trackers and posting on MMA forums I never heard of any such shows.
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08-08-2018, 11:28 AM
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yeah but he seemed to have some footage from it. really weird. perhaps it was only shown on local channels in Japan
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08-09-2018, 12:43 PM (This post was last modified: 08-09-2018 12:44 PM by Skookum Charlie.)
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(08-07-2018 02:51 PM)pug-thug Wrote:  "When I came back from Japan, there were a lot of reporters at the airport, and they weren’t really worried about me, they just wanted to know how much PRIDE paid me,” Oliveira recalls. "They thought PRIDE paid me a fortune. Everybody asked how much I made.”

In times where seven-figure pays in MMA were rare, everyone thought Oliveira had at least a million-dollar check in his pocket.

"Everybody thought they paid me one or two million dollars,” he says. "They screwed me up with that, too. They only gave me $70,000, and that's it. I was pretty much robbed.”

Oliveira used part of the money to buy a house, and invested the rest in a gym and other businesses, but his ventures collapsed soon after.

“$70,000 were good money back then,” Oliveira says, “but that's way less than what I could've made. Many people said that if I had sued PRIDE I’d be rich and wouldn’t need to fight anymore, but I didn’t want to do that because I respected them.

"Thinking about the money, yes, I regret (not suing them), but I love the promotion and I love Japan. I love fighting there. They treat you as an idol, something that doesn't happen in Brazil. But I do regret (not suing them) for the money because my life would be way better than it is today."

The freak accident didn’t stop him from fighting, though, but walking to a ring wasn’t as easy as it once was.



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HESPECT.

wow. Someone needs to do a mini doc on this incident.

Can't believe he didn't sue and accepted only 70K

CHEAP ASS PRIDE

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