Could PRIDE in Japan keep their oldstyle rules if the ownership just simply decided that they didnt need to fight in the US and Las Vegas in particular under NSAC rules?
NOw that the UFC suits own them, they dont need to expand into the US Market physically, they can still get the US PPV market via satellite from Japan.
fertittas dont need their own entities (UFC/PRIDE competing against themsleves here in the US at this point in time.
I see the Grand Prix postponement as time to make this conclusion after much insight on all angles by the Fertitta Suits.
PRIDE will keep the atmosphere that made them so successfull in Japan and amongst the loyal MMA fanbase which has now proven to be huge.