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May 9, 2000

May 9, 2000
The Fighting World’s Best Make History

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Pride, the most prestigious name in mixed martial arts competition is making a name for itself in the United States. This exclusive premiere party, hosted by none other than the "Voice of the Octagon," Mr. Bruce Buffer, gathered top film and television executives along with the fighting world’s elite to promote and celebrate the return of mixed martial arts to mainstream pay-per-view. Mark Coleman, Bill Goldberg, Mark Kerr With the upcoming broadcast of the Pride Fighting Championship 2000 from Tokyo on May 13th all fight fans have reason to celebrate as reality fighting, dormant to most of the United States for the last few years, returns with a determination and vengeance characteristic to the sport’s greatest champions. Celebrities, fighters, and legends in attendance included:

  • Wesley Snipes
  • Don "The Dragon" Wilson
  • Bas Rutten
  • Ken Shamrock
  • Frank Shamrock
  • Vernon White
  • Goldberg
  • Mark Kerr
  • Guy Mezger

  • Gary Goodridge
  • Helio Gracie
  • Renzo Gracie
  • Rorion Gracie
  • Royce Gracie
  • John McCarthy
  • Jean-Jacques Machado
  • Rigan Machado
  • Richard Norton

  • Ricco Rodriguez
  • Bruce Buffer
  • Gene LeBell
  • Jerry Bohlander
  • Oleg Taktarov
  • Mark Coleman
  • Marco Ruas
  • Antonio Inoki

Pictured above: Mark Coleman, Bill Goldberg, & Mark Kerr

This historic premiere party insures the future development of the sport of reality fighting and brings it the class, respect, and exposure it deserves in the United States.

Jointly celebrated in this party was the opening of Dream Stage Entertainment USA.

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