Originally Posted by Gustafsson Fan
It is the hen and the egg situation. He does not want to give up what he has until he is financially set. He will easier be financially set if he moves to the states.
Oh I know the UFC pay sucks overall, but the guy is already #1 contender and even at the vastly underpaid 30/30 per fight he certainly isn't not financially set.
If he fights 3 times a year and wins even one of them (a conservative estimate, given his skill level), that's still 120K for the year just in base pay, more than what 90% of the world makes. He just got a FOTN bonus so that's another 75K this year, and I'm sure at his level of fame his endorsements are good enough to offset his expenses at least.
IMO a 6 figure income is definitely stable enough to get married and/or relocate, unless there are other factors at work.