Originally Posted by Toizumi
Fitch is a gamer. He comes in with a gameplan and executes it. People may call him boring, but I think it proves how good of a fighter he is. Thing is, he was (from what I've read) overpaid and currently not a contender. This cut gives the UFC to resign him in the future for less money.
Great points. If you're not a contender then you're not necesary. Anyone who is clearly not beating GSP and is not exciting (selling fights) then why keep them around on a big contract. Even though some new guys they are brining in may not be as good as Fitch they still have the potential and until they lost to the champ are more valuable. Same reason in NFL guys like Matt Flynn get a big contract, gotta go after potential than proven quantity of just being good but never great.