Hear me out rough times are a coming.In the last little bit, Diaz took off to cut to the front of the line to be GSP's punching bag, Overeem was cut and both Fedor (who may be retired) and Dan Henderson are without contracts,. Rough days for SF right now and its definitively not business as usual. On top of that you have Cung Le saying he only wants to fight in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez with hardly a credible challenger in sight and a burning desire to follow in Diaz's foot steps. A HW tournament that lacks any star power with the biggest names all gone. (Fedor and Overeem). The biggest name in the tournament is a repeat offender for steroids. The star womens champ (Cyborg) is gone SF is hurting more right at this moment than they have in years, they needed Fedor to rebound, they needed Dan to lose so they could resign him easier, they needed Overeem in that GP. They are just running on fumes right now and good fights won't help them they need names.
To be honest I hadn't really put all the pieces together. They really have lost nearly every big name that drew numbers save an unsigned Hendo. It seems like unless something changes they may fold by the end of the next fiscal year.