I felt the exact same way. Use to hate Fitch and he won me over after the Silva fight. UFC lost a ton of my respect with this cut, and if more cuts like these take place, they might eventually lose me as a fan. I'm not down with this at all.
This was personal with Dana, Fitch had just become the fighter most people always wanted him to be, horrible timing on the UFC's part.. I am truly surprised at this move, still finding it hard to believe.