I like Dan, he has had some exciting fights, and is unquestionably a legend in the sport of MMA. If you don't like him you at least have to respect him. Obviously Dana wasn't willing to do that, because Dan doesn't sell ppv's in the states. If your not worth money to Dana you aren't worth anything.
With that said in Strikeforce, I could see him having at least three maybe four exciting fights. I think he was a title contender in the UFC and should go straight into title contention for either the MW or LHW belts in Strikeforce.
Edit: Oh btw I'm new here, I like the look of these forums, and lack of trolls. :P