PRIDE Fighting Championships was my favorite MMA promotion during its existence. They put on big fights on every card (not one in four cards like UFC does). They brought in the best talent and their shows were simply always a spectacle.
This was not a horrible introduction to PRIDE for new UFC fans, but it was mainly Dana White trying to bury his enemies: Alistair Overeem, Charles Bennett, Rampage, Kevin Randleman and Carlos Newton, all guys who have fought for DREAM, Strikeforce, IFL and/or want acting careers.
But some of these fights were good and it was nice to see Spike TV show MMA programming other than Unleashed.moreless