I think that he is still weighing options, you always present a counter offer, especially if you get one from another company /organization( and if you do - THATS the counter offer you present, or higher, its business 101).
IF you dont its not being unloyal, its being stupid. Lets say you work at mcdonalds, and a new burger joint opens up offerening to pay you five times the salary (like the Vera case). THe only reason why you wouldnt take the other job is if you have a believe that , in the long run, that this other organization will fold. Perhaps he figures if he can even collect on ONE of the paydays he is promised it will be worth it. Even if he is blacklisted by the UFC, he can likely get a decent contract in Pride.
THis is not the last time we will see this dispute if this new organization continues to offer big paydays. I dont thinnk it will last forever, though, because ultimately this organization cannot afford to continue with these salarys. Its why the WFA went out of business - they were paying their fighters too much.