MMA General News and Discussion Pt. Deux (Lesnar rumors)
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02-21-2013, 04:41 PM
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Never been a big Fitch fan but I did enjoy a couple of his most recent fights. Prior to the fight against Maia, it seemed like he was being more aggressive.
Dana says Fitch was "super ****ing expensive" and they would bring him back after some fights outside the UFC.
He also said they're about 100 fighters over the max they want to keep and there will be more cuts.
It does make financial sense. If you look at their gates and revenue it doesn't make sense to pay Fitch 125k to win a boring fight. If you aren't going to be in the top three PPV slots and can't headline FX or Fuel cards you can't be making premium money. Not sure why they don't try to renegotiate these deals though, who knows if they try or if it's just not something they do.
Really similar to the Werdum situation from a few years back.
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