Dana might be testing the waters, he should realize that MMA are not necessarily UFC fans, they are fans of fighters, not the organization that puts them on. If fighters that have lots of fans leave the UFC the fans could go away also. Don't really matter if you lost your last fight or not if you have fans and people are willing to pay to see you fight its good business to keep you. The opposite is also true and I think thats what happened to fitch, he was a top talent but Im sure Dana felt that what they were paying him compared to what people will pay to see him fight was upside down.. Its a profit/loss thing..
I dont agree with the fitch move but a previous poster has already covered it, Dana wants fitch in the UFC but for CHEAP MONEY ONLY.