Sure the Pride guys can’t
Sure the Pride guys can’t hang anymore. Pride has been dead for 4 years now. What do you expect? The old breed UFC guys can’t hang at the top anymore either. The game is evolving. The old guys, whether they fought in UFC or PRIDE, are getting passed by. It seems that wrestling is really taking over BJJ in top-level MMA. Anderson Silva is the only remaining champ that isn’t a wrestler and Chael exposed a huge hole in Andy’s game wrestling wise. He got bullied but Chael’s sub defense sucks and that’s what saved Andy. Anderson Silva is pretty much the last remaining old breed guy (and yes he was a PRIDE guy. Suck it :p).