I can see why he took the role, I mean, when you've got kids, ideally, their well-being comes before anything & anyone, (which meant the higher paying gig), but of course I can see why people are peeved. I'm definitely disappointed, but ultimately, I can't blame him.
That being said, the grace in which I'm perceiving his decision is based on an assumption
that he's doing this for the greater good of his family and not just
because he wants to be a [dim] star.
Pulling out of the UFC short of your contract when you're between fights, training in the background and nowhere on the attention grid is one thing, but dry humping your organization, contract & fans when you're in the zenith of the lime light, when you're the main event, when you're the star of a reality show marketing your fight, after Dana bailed you out of jail (twice?
) when you were at a questionably, irrevocable low point in your life, where Dana could have justifiably kicked you out of the UFC for those antics, but didn't, and therefore, arguably allowed you to maintain your reputation & clout as a quasi-celebrity. That hump is extra dry and the middle finger raised extra high.
Rampage sort of owes Dana and I don't mean for Rampage's UFC celebrity status & accomplishments, but for bailing him out of his melt down, sticking with him and not letting him hang out to dry as a celebrity gone array, M.C. Hammer story.