I see what you mean Choke, but honestly, do you really think any of them thought he had a chance? It's cuz the Gracie's started it, probably said "We'll do a fight with Hughes for X Dollars" and it was probably a lot higher, and got negotiated to that.
That's not really a point on this issue so my bad for diverting. Back to the topic, money isn't bad, just is for the guys who've only fought a handful of times in the UFC. Kinda sad that Rory Singer and Marcio Cruz lose and get the same loot when Cruz fought a "higher up" person that Singer did