The UFC is run like all major companys. In order to be the champion you have to sighn with that organization. It protects there investment and gives the UFC controll of all the fighters. It would be nice to be a open organization but they would lose controll and there is no way that will happen. How can you have fighters fight that are not sighned with the UFC. For all you who think the fight was fixed get real. Everyone who really knows MMA knew Rich was out classed in this fight. Silva was a better striker and a BJJ black belt in what area was Rich better. The funny thing is if Rich would have won thenit would have looked like the fix was in.
Last edited by cicero1; 10-18-2006 at 12:29 AM.