I don't blame him for not taking the deal, it sounds like it would have cost him.
I personally wouldn't take moderately less money to fight much harder opponents under the assumption that in a year or two I could make possibly more money if everything goes my way.
Imagine he grows in popularity out of the ufc over the next 1-2 two years, while making more money doing less. Now we get to the same point in time, but hes made more money and the UFC is offering him more bank than he would have been offered if he had originally joined the ufc.
While I wish he would join, I think his refusal is the best choice for him.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson
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