Pride has been on life support for several months and it appears UFC president Dana White could be close to pulling the plug if recent comments in a CBSSports.com article are any indication:
“We can’t get a television deal (in Japan),” Gary Herman quotes White as saying. “My feeling is they don’t want us over there. I’m trying. We bought them out with every intention of keeping them alive.”
It sounds as though that the UFC wants to keep Pride alive, but that the logistical issues that Zach Arnold of FightOpinion.com pointed out months ago seem to be too much to overcome:
“It is proving to be very difficult,” said White. “We were supposed to run over in Japan. We kept the offices open over there. It just doesn’t look like it will happen.”
Herman’s article appears here.