This better be something financial related.
If this was based off performance they can go **** themselves, Fitch just had what was unanimously considered his best fight in the UFC against Silva, and beat him and then he got dominated by Maia, but Maia is a monster at 170 and Fitch is still a top ten guy, come to think of it he probably wasn't making that much anyway. Dude was the second best Welterweight for YEARS except for when he lost to GSP and Alves was tearing through people left and right and even then he was still number three behind GSP and Alves.
A ******* guy like Robbie Lawler who stared at Tim Kennedy and Lorenz Larkin and isn't anywhere near the top ten gets signed but Fitch who was top five for years, just beat a guy like Erick Silva who was being hyped up as the next best thing in a FOTN winning performance and still is top ten gets the shaft. The message has been sent and the UFC can go straight to ******* hell after this Machida/Hendo fight.