Originally Posted by kantowrestler
I have to agree that before his loss to Werdum is was already subject whether he deserved that much money. Now it's confirmed that he demands far more then he is worth. If he wants to be considered seriously then he needs to start back with smallertime fighters.
I don't agree with the part about him fighting inferior fighters. I feel he just needs to get with the times and improve his training methods. He's totally old school, and MMA has developed at an astounding rate recently. He's probably had 6 fights since this influx of newly improved fighters. In those 5 fights he's lost 3. Clearly what he's been doing isn't working. If he was to take an approach similar to GSP and train all aspects of his MMA with legit world class practitioners then he'd definitely improve even at his age.
In regards to the Dana situation I don't think his recent actions are all that consistent with a true MMA revolutionary. What he's effectively doing is strengthening UFC to insane levels. This is to the detriment of MMA as a sport. Since he's come into the UFC he's made all these claims of wanting to develop the sport, but with the cut of Coenen I'm starting to think he's not all that interested in building a sport. He seems more interested in building a very profitable business.