That was a foolish move on his part. I'm thinking Elite XC threw out a bogus figure to catch his attention and got him salivating for the big bucks. Unfortunately he just passed up an amazing opportunity with the UFC. 200k a fight is awesome, especially since they'll probably give a decent signing bonus, and you also have to remember that with the UFC comes huge sponsorship checks. The more popular you get in the UFC, the more sponsors will throw money at you to represent them. If he's as good as he thinks he is, he would have taken the contract, got his shot at the title, finished his contract and resigned a new one as the HW champion. Then he'd be able to rack up some serious change. Instead, he threw away his chance at the HW belt to jump ship to a fledgling organization? Not the best choice in my eyes, but you know, it's him and his camp so good luck to them.