A couple of days ago a rumor broke on the Underground that Zuffa (UFC) had just finalized purchase of DSE (PRIDE). Well over the last two days it has really started to pick up steam with some of the more respected MMA media outlets beginning to back the story. Also, as an indication, the UFC is now showing PRIDE footage in their Cro Cop promos! Nothing official yet but we may be days away from the biggest happening in MMA history.
I've been hearing this rumor too. Still no official word yet, though. If this happens, I wonder if they would go to one singluar format? (ie, ring type, round length, scoring system, fight rules etc)
I think it might be cool if they kept both leagues separate, but once a year had a championship that put Pride's opponents up against UFC's and which ever country hosted the event would determine which rules were used.