This kind of makes sense. Don't listen to the flamers here lol, you might be onto something. The dude is huge, and a lot of people think he uses. It would only make sense that the UFC would protect him, sense they do a lot of other things similar to this situation (Giving Cody to Mendes, and other mismatches to make the fighters look great for future title shots).
The other day, I was thinking about where the UFC would be heading to in 15 years. With Dana White, Fertitta Bros, and Joe Silva gone... Who would be more appealing to take their place? The same with the fighters as well, they need guys who will be big draws in around 10 years or so, so it stays popular, and it stays active. Expect this a lot in years to come.