Originally Posted by Dtwizzy2k5
Why the hell is everybody saying Dana sold out for money? Please explain to me how Diaz is a big money fight? The average fan on the street doesn't know or care about Diaz any more than they do about Hendricks. It's hard to hype a fight with a guy coming off a loss and long suspension, but it's incredibly easy to hype a muscular guy with KO power coming off a massively impressive win streak with highlight reel finishes.
Calling this a "big money cop out" is simply a knee-jerk reaction with absolutely no basis in reason. If ANYTHING, you could make the case that Dana is afraid of GSP losing to Hendricks and in that sense he is protecting his cash cow, but Diaz-GSP is not a more money-making fight than Hendricks-GSP.
Diaz was a strikeforce champ with a hell of a win streak and very rarely has a boring fight. More people know who Diaz is than Hendricks. Not to mention, this could be sold as good guy vs bad guy. It will bring in lots more money. You are wrong.