8 months ago, randy was retired, not the champion, not nearly as popular as he is now, and most of all, was not offered a leading role in an upcoming movie.
8 months later, he's the champion, extremely popular, and has a chance to become a movie star = more money. He needs time for his acting debut, but is tied to UFC. He makes a decision, to ask to be "compensated more" , UFC said no, you sign an agreement and you must abide by it, until your contract is over.
Randy cops out and makes a sorry excuse there are no more competition, and leaves for Hollywood..to be Hollywood couture.
Seriously now,as much as i dislike Dana, and believe he is mistreating many of his fighters, randy is definitely on the far end of the mistreated list. I bet if couture wasn't shooting a movie, he'll be training for his next fight.