Yoshida highest paid fighter!!!!

from mmaweekly.com although I hate to give them the attention because of their recent baseless rumor churning of vitor in an attempt to get Bennet a job:

"Now it appears Yoshida is seeing a nice return on his drawing power in front of his home country. Yoshida reportedly made 300 million yen (approximately $2.8 million dollars) PER(my emphasis) PRIDE fight last year."

I would guess this is an order of magnitude more than many other fighters make there,but damn that's a lot of money.

I say Pride and UFC combine to make one big international promotion. Can you picture the sport FULL of guys that can afford top quality full time training? Fighters are good now, they would only get better.