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Dysfunction was the name of the game in '07

Chuck Liddell dropped two straight fights. Randy Couture walked away from the UFC. Reality show stars proved their worth. If 2007 taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected.

Originally Published: January 1, 2008
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

In March 2007, word leaked out that the UFC had bought rival organization Pride. After years of debate about which organization had the better fighters, mixed martial arts fans were rubbing their hands together because they were about to find out. The MMA universe would realize order at last.

Or not. Most of Pride's best came to the UFC (and flopped miserably).

One guy who didn't come over, Fedor Emelianenko, essentially caused the resignation of UFC heavyweight champ Randy Couture ...

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