Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
So what you're saying is that this is all Jon Jones' fault
Heh...heh...subtlely. :P That was a wake up call for the org that they weren't invicible. All other orgs shut down after cancelling fights or putting on poor substitutes. IE: Affliction's Fedor vs Barnett fiasco and Elite with Kimbo Slice vs Ken Shamrock then Seth coming in last minute knocking out their "star." Of course the Calgary show with the injuries. That show may have sold out, but it effected sales of other regions.
Coupled with the fact they've invested money in buying out SF and consolidating their roster they have to lean out the herd. So my question to all is this. Thereotically you are now in charge of a billion dollar company. You have the option of firing long time employees, extricating fighters from their contract, continue to bleed hoping it'll work itself out, or take a personal pay cut. It's not as simple as that, but it's the just of it.
So now that you've narrowed it down to extricating fighters from their contracts, the question is who? That's where we're at now. Some are easy choices, others' are not. Favoritism plays a part just like anything else in the world. Nepotism has always been a part of society as well.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.