What's sad is not necessarily the fact that they got cut. What is, is the fact that they may never be able to make it back into the top org ever again. The talent pool is growing faster than ever with new fighters ready to take their place from all over the world. Ones who are hungry and extremely talented like Oliviera, Barboza, Macdonald, and of course Aldo & JBJ.
SF was the minor leagues. There needs to be a system like the CBA for NBA and minors for baseball; the feeder leagues. Guess that's where all the smaller shows come into play.